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Worker Killed In Fall At Bayonne Terminal

Bayonne Dry Dock
Bayonne Dry Dock Photo Credit: Bayonne Office of Emergency Management

A 25-year-old worker died Sunday when he fell 35 feet into a fuel tank on a ship docked at the Bayonne waterfront, responders said.

What began as a rescue operation shortly before 9:30 a.m. soon turned into a recovery at the Bayonne Dry Dock on Port Terminal Boulevard, they said.

“Arriving firefighters found a worker employed by a painting contractor [who] fell approximately 35 feet down into a confined space in the forward bow section of the USNS Red Cloud," Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver. "The ship is in the dry dock for repair.

“Firefighters set up for a technical rescue and descended into the hole, where the 25-year-old male worker was found unresponsive," Weaver said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:15 a.m.

Port Authority police were investigating.

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ALSO SEE: Rescuers pulled a kayaker from the water in Bayonne late Saturday afternoon.

https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hudson/police-fire/kayaker-rescued-from-water-off-bayonne/786793/

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