Man working at Port Everglades killed in accident involving shipping container

A death investigation is underway at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A death investigation is underway at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

According to authorities, the death was a result of an accident that occurred when a worker was moving a container on a ship.

Death investigation at Port Everglades (WPLG)

It happened Thursday night on a ship in Southport, which officials said is where most containerized cargo is handled.

Witnesses told responding deputies that the victim had been struck by a shipping container.

Broward Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the man deceased at the scene.


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