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Longshoreman dies after being crushed at Port of Long Beach

January 19, 2012 | 10:18 pm

This container fell on a longshoreman at the Port of Long Beach
A longshoreman died Thursday night when he was crushed by a huge storage container at the Port of Long Beach.

The accident occurred about 7 p.m., and crews from the Long Beach Fire Department responded, according to a report on  KTLA-TV Channel 5.

The container was apparently being moved by a crane when it fell. The accident was being investigated by the port's Harbor Patrol late Thursday.

No additional details were immediately available.

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Photo: Storage container that fell at the Port of Long Beach. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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