Worker Dies after Plunging into Water at Port of Bilbao

A stevedore worker lost his life while working at a container terminal in the Spanish Port of Bilbao, the port authority confirmed.

As informed, the worker who was operating a forklift plunged into the water at 10:00 hrs on Wednesday at a terminal operated by Noatum Container Terminal.

The port authority and local firefighting teams were dispatched to the scene and managed to pluck the ill-fated stevedore from the water.

However, resuscitation attempts proved futile.

Local media reported that the worker was employed with Montajes Eléctricos Gerpe SA, a subcontractor of Noatum.

Commenting on the incident, the port authority committed to conducting a systematic revision of its safety systems due to the tragic incident in order to curb potential occupational hazards.

Local stevedore union, Coordinadora Puerto de Bilbao called on the port companies to bolster their efforts to prevent similar workplace accidents from happening again.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 1 2 3

GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

The mindset of sustainability and efficiency is the key to unlocking successful business…

read more >

LNG2019

LNG2019 features the largest number and highest level of LNG industry leaders.

read more >

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2019

very year, SMW gathers the international maritime community for a week of flagship conferences…

read more >