RTG Strikes Houston Truck Driver

 21 Apr 2017 10.34am

A truck driver has died after a crane at a Port of Houston container facility hit him, according to the Houston Chronicle.

An unnamed truck driver was hit by a rubber-tired gantry crane (RTG) at around 2 in the afternoon on April 20, 2017.

The incident occurred at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal at Port of Houston, close to the Texas city of La Porte.

The incident did not occur during ship unloading, according to the port. Police said the man was outside of his truck when the crane struck him.

A spokeswoman for the Port of Houston Authority confirmed the incident had occurred and said firefighters and port police arrived first at the scene.

They were followed by the La Porte Police Department, which may do an investigation.

Safety in ports was a big issue at the recent PTI Container Terminal Automation Conference, as speakers emphasised the importance of correct practices and safety procedures.

You can modify such procedures by utilising the PTI Training Portal.

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