By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
June 20, 2014
WILMINGTON, Calif. – A tragic accident at the port of Los Angeles has left a Filipino seaman dead on job.
Investigators believe the unnamed 39-year old Philippine citizen was fatally injured as the ship, Cap Posada, was unloading cargo late Wednesday night.
He worked for Hamburg Sud, which is headquartered in Germany.
A spokesperson from the port of LA said police were alerted during the incident. The body was found in a cargo vessel with blunt force trauma to the head. No other injuries were reported.
The Cap Posada had originated from Vancouver and left for New Zealand Thursday afternoon after a 10-hour delay as authorities conducted an investigation.
The port said the shipping company’s shipping agent will make the arrangements to transport the worker’s remains.
The Philippine consulate is verifying if a representative from the port or cargo company has contacted them.
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He’s trying to Jump ship … head first…