Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Crews respond to fatality industrial accident

Incident Date:  3/12/13
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  4015 State Route 509 and North Frontage Rd.
Incident Type: Technical Rescue/Recovery

Narrative:  At 12:08 p.m. firefighters from station 2,8,9,and 12 responded to a reported person injured atop a cargo container crane at the Pierce County Terminal in the Port of Tacoma.

Upon arrival firefighters ascended the large container crane, located the person and confirmed that they had died in an apparent industrial accident.

The identity of the deceased person, as well as the precise cause, time and manner of their death will be determined by the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office.