Port Authority police investigating fatal industrial accident at Bayonne Dry Dock


The Port Authority Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that occurred at the Bayonne Dry Dock this morning, who died from his injuries after being transported to the Jersey City Medical Center.

Photo courtesy of Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

First responders were called to the Bayonne Dry Dock at the eastern edge of the former Military Ocean Terminal at around 9:11 a.m. today for an industrial accident, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

Arriving personnel found a worker there suffering from traumatic injuries. Bayonne firefighters and medics from McCabe Ambulance performed CPR on the worker and transported him to Jersey City Medical Center.

The man, who has not been identified at this time, later died from his injuries and the Port Authority police are handling the investigation.

Weaver, who also responded to the scene, expressed his condolences to the family and co-workers of the deceased, as well as thanks to all who first responders “who worked valiantly in an attempt to save the man.”