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Condolences from Assoporti

Worker dies in the port of Ortona

by Port News Editorial Staff

A 41-year-old worker died in the port of Ortona (Chieti) from the very serious injuries he had sustained after being struck by a metal crane hook that hurled him into the sea.

The man was working on the Micoperi pontoon when he was hit in the head by the hook. The emergency helicopter ambulance transported him from the scene of the accident to the hospital in Pescara, where he died as soon as he arrived at casualty.

“A tragedy that adds to the endless list of victims at work, It reiterates the need for greater commitment by all in work safety prevention and training issues,” FILT CGIL, FIT CISL and Uiltrasporti jointly stated.

Rodolfo Giampieri,  president of Assoporti (the Italian port association) expressed his heartfelt condolences: “We stand by his  family and reiterate how the safety and health of workers is  indispensable for everyone and has to be safeguarded daily,” he concluded.

Translation by Giles Foster

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