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Longshoreman killed at Port of Tacoma

December 25, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A longshoreman killed while directing traffic on a ship at the Port of Tacoma has been identified.

The News Tribune reports that 62-year-old Craig Wheeler of Edgewood was working on a ship named North Star directing semi-trucks being off-loaded on several ramps.

About 9 p.m. Friday, he moved to the side to get a better view of a semi he was helping move and unknowingly stepped into the path of a different truck backing down a ramp.

Wheeler was struck and killed.

Officials said Wheeler worked for Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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