The Port of San Diego has confirmed that a longshore worker has died in a forklift accident at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in Barrio Logan (January 3, 2018), according to NBC 7 San Diego.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) crews responded to reports of the accident just before 3:30 pm.
The authorities are yet to release the identity of the longshore worker and details surrounding the accident are not yet known.
Investigators with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA) were called to the scene.
In a statement to World Maritime News, Cal OSHA said: “On January 3, 2018, Cal/OSHA was notified of a fatality incident at 1790 Water Street involving a worker of Stevedoring Services-America in San Diego.
“It has been reported that a worker was fatally injured while operating a forklift.”