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Longshoreman Dies After Vehicle Falls into Water at Port of L.A.

A longshoreman has died after a vehicle he was driving at the Port of Los Angeles plunged into murky waters, a port spokesman said Monday evening.

lafd-rescue-boatThe man was operating a utility tractor rig on a dock at the Evergreen terminal when it fell into the main channel off Terminal Island on Monday afternoon.

The vehicle, similar to a big-rig cab and chassis, is used to move shipping containers.

The vehicle sank to the bottom of the 50-foot channel, where the victim was pulled from its cab by Los Angeles Fire Department SCUBA divers, officials said.

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