Worker Dies After 50 Foot Fall At The Port Of Wilmington

Shortly after 1:30 yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, January 9, 2018, Wilmington Firefighters on the A platoon were alerted for an approximately 30 years of age male injured inside of liquid storage container at the Citrosuco Plant at the Port Of Wilmington, according to officials. The storage container was in the process of being cleaned and refurbished for continued use.

Authorities said the injured worker fell approximately 50 feet from a scaffolding platform while cleaning container. Initial Fire and EMS crews quickly made contact with the patient and prepared the patient for removal from the container. The injured worker was transported to Christiana Hospital where he later died, according to officials.

The scene was placed under control at 2:05 PM by the Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Timothy Perkins.

Approximately 20 fire and EMS personnel responded to the incident.
The following units responded: Engine-6, Squad-4, Ladder-1, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, Battalion 12, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation.