A man has died after a fall from aboard a containership at the Port of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) received notification of the incident at around 4.45 pm on 25 January and responded to the 2500 block of S. Navy Way for a rescue operation.
When the firefighters arrived on scene, they found the man had fallen from the superstructure of the ship onto the deck below, approximately 50 feet (15 metres).
The paramedics attempted to revive the victim, but he was declared “beyond medical help” and pronounced dead on scene.
The cause of the fall is under investigation by the LA Port Police and the U.S. Coast Guard has been notified.
It remains unclear what led to the man’s fall from the structure.
The incident took place at the APMT Pier 400 terminal, and the vessel has not been identified.
The Port of Los Angeles saw a significant increase in container traffic in 2022, moving 9.9 million TEU, the second highest in the port’s history.
This achievement solidifies the port’s position as the busiest container port in the nation for the 23rd time in a row.