Falling container kills man in truck at shipping terminal

AP News
Posted: Jul 10, 2017 3:14 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man died after a cargo container fell on his truck at a shipping terminal in Philadelphia.

Authorities said the 52-year-old 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.

Police characterized the case as an industrial accident.