Accident at Copenhagen container terminal claims worker’s life

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Accident at Copenhagen container terminal

 

An employee at the container terminal in Copenhagen, Denmark, has passed away after a workplace accident on October 4.

According to Copenhagen Malmö Port, the employee was seriously injured and, despite extensive treatment at the hospital, he passed away in the evening of October 6 due to severe injuries.

The work accident occurred when two straddle carriers collided with each other. Relevant authorities launched an official investigation into the matter.

“It is with the deepest sadness that we have received the information that we have lost a colleague. It is a great tragedy. My thoughts during this difficult time go to the family and other relatives, and also to everyone in CMP who has lost a good friend and highly valued colleague,” Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port, said.

Since the accident, employees have been offered crisis support in various forms, the CMP added.