Second man died after mooring line snapped
A second person has died after a line from the "Ansac Splendor" snapped at the Port of Longview. Ping-Shan Li died at Southwest Washington Medical Center on June 29 after he was critically hurt the previous morning. Li, from China, was the chief mate of the "Ansac Splendor". He was 41 years old. His family has been notified. The vessel was moving to a loading hatch when the line, which is nearly two inches thick, snapped. Another man, the 34-year-old Bryan Jacobs, an International Longshore and Warehouse Union member and father to three kids, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other workers, a longshoreman and a security guard, were hurt but were expected to be okay. The accident remained under investigation.
One man dead, more injured when line snapped
One man died and several others were injured in the morning of June 28, 2018, after a line from the "Ansac Splendor" to the dock in Longview snapped in half. The line recoiled and fatally struck ILWU member Byron Jacobs, 34. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The chief mate aboard the vessel was also struck and was in critical condition at Southwest Washington Medical Center. Another longshoreman and security guard also received non-life-threatening injuries. The ship remained docked at the Port's Berth 5.Upload News