An Indonesian dock worker died on duty at the International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) facility in Jakarta overnight, according to data provided by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).
As informed, the 40-year-old man was fatally crushed at 22.10 local time, when a refrigerated container was dropped onto his truck, crushing the cabin and killing the driver.
This is the second workplace fatality at the Port of Jakarta in three weeks.
“This incident raises serious questions about ICTSI’s traffic management systems and specifically whether they had adequately separated moving vehicles from suspended loads,” said ITF’s President Paddy Crumlin.
Mr. Crumlin specifically noted that ICTSI has a poor record when it comes to safety in the workplace and asked for a thorough investigation to be determined if other factors, such as poor maintenance equipment failure or extreme fatigue, played a role in the accident.
The ITF last month launched a global report into ICTSI which revealed severe safety deficiencies across the Philippine-based company’s network of terminals, highlighting the lack of adequate systems to separate people and machinery, and a failure to safely manage the risks of suspended loads, along with a number of other issues.
Earlier this month, the Government of Papua New Guinea has been the target of global protests calling on the government to review the decision to award port operations in Lae and Port Moresby to ICTSI.