The driver of a container trailer-truck was crushed to death after a container hit his cabin while in transit on New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) premises on Wednesday night even as workers alleged negligence by the logistics company and NMPT in leaving the container unlocked on the trailer.
In his complaint to Panambur Police, Yashodhara, a trailer-truck driver, said that he and the deceased, Vinod Poojary (58), worked for Delta Infralogistics, Kulur.
Poojary brought two containers of 20 tonnes each from a container ship, Ionian Express, from Berth No 3 on Wednesday night. While he unloaded one container at the yard and was on his way to unload the other at a little distance away, the container crashed into his cabin when the trailer was negotiating a curve. He was declared brought dead at the NMPT Hospital.
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