3 died, 1 hospitalized after gas poisoning in bulk carrier cargo hold

Three port workers died and one was hospitalized after they inhaled toxic gas in a cargo hold of bulk carrier SEPETIBA BAY, docked at Portocel port, Brazil, in the morning Jul 24. The ship is offloading wood which was treated for protection with gas, according to local Trade Union. One worker went down to hold and lost conscience, other three tried to help him, but were also poisoned. One of them managed somehow to climb to cargo deck, though badly intoxicated, other three didn’t make it.

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