FORT LAUDERDALE — An employee at one of Port Everglades’ terminals was killed Wednesday in an accident with a semi-trailer truck.
“One of the employees this afternoon was leaving work as the tractor was coming into the yard – and he struck the pedestrian,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Keyla Concepcion.
The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. right near the facility’s guard shack.
Firefighters did their best, but the victim, a Sun Terminal employee, was pronounced dead on the scene.
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Sun Terminal is a shipping company located in the middle of the sprawling Port Everglades complex.
The truck, police said, is owned by Martainer Inc. – a trucking company with five employees based in Miami.
“Our T.H.I. (traffic homicide investigators) are here conducting an investigation. The medical examiner’s office is here,” said Concepcion.
Authorities are not identifying the victim until next of kin has been notified.