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1 Dead, 1 Injured When Pipes Fall On Boat Workers

andre-futrell-1024.jpeg Four men were working aboard a ship docked in the Port of Tampa when pipes came crashing down onto them. The four men were working as stevedores for the International Longshoreman’s’ Association when the accident occurred. They were located at the bottom of the ship’s cargo hold and were bundling steel pipes. The pipes were to be lifted by a crane, but the strap on the bundle broke and the pipes came crashing down into the men.

One of the men, fifty six year old Hercules Gilmore died as a result of the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man, whose name has not been released, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other two men were not injured.

2 rescued, 1 killed on ship from fallen pipes, www.miamiherald.com October 23, 2012.


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