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ILWU worker in critical condition after fall at Longview, WA log yard

Our Brother is not being publicly identified at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as we hope for his recovery. From The Daily News:

A dockworker was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after a fall at the Weyerhaeuser Co. log yard.

Longview fire officials and AMR responded to the incident at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, said battalion chief Troy Buzalsky. Medics were basket-lifted from the docks to an adjacent ship, where they treated an unconscious male adult, he said.

The longshore foreman was not working for Weyerhaeuser at the time of the incident; rather, he had been hired by S.S.A. Pacific to load logs on behalf of a Weyerhaeuser customer, said Joe Abram, general manager for S.S.A.

“We are concerned for the well-being of our employee, and we appreciate the fast response and efforts of the ILWU, Weyerhaeuser first responders and the Longview Fire Department,” Abram said.

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