Port of Auckland closes container terminal after major accident

Port of Auckland closes container terminal after major accident

Port of Auckland has temporarily closed its container terminal after a port worker was severely injured after a straddle carrier he was operating overturned early this morning.

Emergency services extracted the worker from the truck and sent him to Auckland Hospital where he is in a critical condition.

According to Wayne Thompson, acting chief executive of Ports of Auckland, the cause of the incident is not yet known and a full investigation is under way.

“Our primary concern is for the welfare of our colleague and we are doing everything we can to look after him and his whanau, friends and colleagues,” Thompson said.

The container terminal will remain closed until at least Tuesday morning.

Jason Jiang

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2 Comments

  1. David
    August 28, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Hi Jason!
    Thanks for this valuable news.
    Any update on the situation in the terminal and the status of the injured worker?

    /David

  2. David
    August 28, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for this important news!
    Any updates on the situation in the terminal and the status of the injured worker?

    /David