We have it on good account that a mechanic (a member of IAM) was severely injured yesterday at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, PA, when a chassis tire he was removing exploded. He's presently hospitalized.
We've made inquiries, but have received no further facts with regard to this accident as yet.
When we do, we'll update this post (see comments below). Anyone at Philadelphia with solid facts is requested to comment.
Port terminal fined $80,000 in 2019 dock incident that left 1 dead, another seriously injured
Many of this page's members will recall the tire explosion that occurred at the Port of Los Angeles last year. Sadly, that accident killed one ILWU worker and seriously injured another. Yesterday, Cal-OSHA is on record as having issued citations to the terminal operator with accompanying civil fines totaling in excess of $80,000.