Fall­ing con­tainer kills man in truck at ship­ping ter­mi­nal

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

PHILADEL­PHIA — Po­lice say a man died af­ter a cargo con­tainer fell on his truck at a ship­ping ter­mi­nal in Philadel­phia. Au­thor­i­ties said the 52-yearold man was pro­nounced dead Mon­day at 12:35 p.m. at Packer Marine Ter­mi­nal, which sits along the Delaware River in south Philadel­phia. Aerial footage from lo­cal news sta­tions showed a nearly flat­tened white pickup truck sur­rounded by emer­gency per­son­nel and a stack of ship­ping con­tain­ers.

It wasn’t im­me­di­ately clear how or why the con­tainer fell. A woman who an­swered the phone at a com­pany listed as the ter­mi­nal’s op­er­a­tor de­clined com­ment.

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