Fatal Accident Closes NY-NJ Terminal


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.

Technical Paper: The reality of assessing accident levels in ports

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.

Technical Paper: Moving Crane Operations: Entering the Control Room

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