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Worker dies after accident at Port of Panama City

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)- A Tri-State Maritime employee died Sunday afternoon after an accident at Port of Panama City.

Port of Panama City Executive Director Wayne Stubbs says the accident happened while a male employee was loading containers onto a ship named “AAL Genoa.”

Panama City firefighters and EMS responded to the container ship docked at the port shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday.

Fire crews lowered the individual about 50 feet from the ship to the ground for transport and treatment.

Stubbs says there was an initial investigation of the accident by the Panama City Police Department, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is doing a more thorough investigation.

The man’s name has not been released.

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