Fatal accident investigated at Port Everglades

Port Everglades (File Photo)
Posted at 8:37 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 08:37:32-05

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) - Detectives are investigating a fatal accident at a South Florida port.

The Broward Sheriff's Office says homicide detectives and authorities with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were trying to determine the circumstances surrounding Monday afternoon's death at Port Everglades.

Deputies responded to Sol Shipping, where they found a man lying on the ground.

Rescue workers pronounced him dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was struck and run over by a large piece of equipment.