Longshoreman killed in accident aboard ship in Port Everglades

Container terminals at Port Everglades (file image courtesy of Port Everglades)

Posted on October 25, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive

Broward County, Florida officials have identified the stevedore who was killed in a container handling accident in Port Everglades, Florida last week.

On October 20, a dock worker was killed in an accident aboard the small boxship Hohebank in Port Everglades.

At around 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, local first responders received a call about an accident at a terminal on 42nd Street in the port. When emergency crews arrived at the ship, they spotted an injured man aboard the Hohebank. Paramedics assessed the victim and pronounced him dead at the scene.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Odely Joseph, 51, a resident of Fort Lauderdale.

The Broward medical examiner’s office concluded Joseph died of blunt-force traumatic brain injury, and the local sheriff’s office believes he was struck and killed by a container. The bureau’s homicide detectives are working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and investigating the circumstances of the death.

Hohebank is an Antigua-flagged gear container feeder. She left Port Everglades and resumed her trading route in the Caribbean.