Wednesday, 19 February 2020

OVER-THE-ROAD TRUCKER ON FOOT STRUCK & KILLED BY ANOTHER AT RTG ROW [PORT ELIZABETH, NJ – 14 FEBRUARY 2020]





Over-The-Road Trucker On Foot Struck & Killed by Another at RTG Row  [Port Elizabeth, NJ – 14 February 2020]
With great regret, Blueoceana Company has been made to understand that Ricardo Zafatier Viera, an independent truck driver on contract to Kamino Logistics, LLC, was struck and killed by another over-the-road truck driver (said to have a relationship with Harbor Freight Transport Corp) at APMT’s Port Elizabeth facility early this afternoon.
From what we’ve been made to understand, the fatally injured driver was on foot at or near RTG Row 904; attempting to ensure that the RTG operator was digging out the right box for him.
He allegedly exited the pile on the “backside”, and was fatally struck by the rear wheels of a tractor/chassis combination being operated by the other over-the-road driver. Reports coming to us, relate that the victim was dragged some 15 feet after initial contact.
Link To Media Account:
APMT Port Elizabeth, NJ
The Accident Scene (Later in the evening)

  1. This old system of Apm need to be changed to a modern system like Maher Terminals.That is a way safer…
    • We’re not entirely certain of your perspective, Mr. Varela. But we do know that the two operational models (at APMT Port Elizabeth and Maher Terminals next-door) are completely different. One is RTG based; the other, straddle carrier based. Both can be accomplished safely and both are viable. Neither one is more modern than the other. The death of the Ricardo Zafatier Viera, in our view, could have been prevented had he simply stayed in the cab of his tractor. http://www.blueoceana.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/OSH-Circular-2019-12-CMVOs-.pdf

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