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Tag: Port of Tacoma


UPDATE: Tacoma Fire responding to fall at Port of Tacoma, at least some Port operations shut down for safety

UPDATE as of 8:56 p.m. “What I understand is that somebody did fall on the deck of a ship at Husky Terminal (and suffered) minor injuries, and all operations are still going as scheduled,” Port spokeswoman Tara Mattina said. “Nothing is shut down at this point.”

UPDATE as of 8:33 p.m. The patient’s injuries are non life-threatening, according to Tacoma Fire. A man fell on a cargo ship, and crews used one of the Port’s crane to transfer him from the Port to the pier, Davis said. He was taken to Tacoma General.

UPDATE as of 8:14 p.m. Port spokeswoman Tara Mattina said security personnel

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Small roof fire reported at a building on the Tacoma Tideflats

Tacoma firefighters are putting out a roof fire on one of the buildings at the Simpson Tacoma Kraft Co.

The fire was reported just before 11 a.m. at the plant, 801 E. Portland Ave.

Tacoma fire spokesman Joe Meinecke said it was a small fire. The blaze was under control and crews were working to extinguish the hot spots.

No injuries have been reported.


UPDATED: Tacoma firefighters rescue injured worker at Port of Tacoma

Tacoma firefighters have rescued a man who was injured by logs while working in the hold of a ship at Port of Tacoma this morning.

The department’s technical rescue team worked to get the man out of the vessel, fire Lt. Bruce Bouyer said. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The extent of the man’s injuries was not immediately known.

The incident was reported shortly after 10 a.m. in the 3400 block of Taylor Way. Firefighters were told the man had been working 50 feet down inside the hold. For some reason, the logs

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