Worker injured at the Cargo Facilities in Point Blanch

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Police Force Sint Maarten KPSM together with Port St. Maarten safety officers are investigating an accident that occurred at the cargo section of Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities late last night.

Police Central Dispatch received a call on July 27, 2021 at approximately 9:00 pm about a in truck trailer that possibly struck a cargo vessel crew member. Police patrols along with ambulance personnel were dispatched to the location.  At the scene,  the affected man complained of pain in his back and lower body. He was tended on site and then transported to Sint Maarten Medical Center. The victim’s injuries are not life threatening.

Following a preliminary investigation, it emerged that the man was walking behind a reversing trailer and was struck by the shipping container.