The Global Container Terminal in New Jersey has closed after on person was killed and another injured as a result of a truck-trailer hitting two people, according to JOC.com.
Joseph Pentangelo, a Spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said: “It’s a combination of where it happened and the seriousness of it. It’s a fatality and it has to be investigated.”
In a previous article written by PTI, a video showed an incident at the Port of Hamburg where a stack of containers toppled over as a result of a negligent STS crane operator.
This followed an article showing a number of dangerous incidents which had happened at ports, highlighting the dangers which can occur in this environment.
The risks prevalent at ports indicates the teamwork and co-ordination which must take place in order to prevent fatal incidents and injuries.
Automation is viewed as a solution to safer working environments at ports, since much of the work can be carried out by crane operators remotely.