The Port expressed its condolences and said the fatal accident was under investigation by local authorities.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union confirmed that the accident victim was one of its members.

This is a tragedy that strikes everyone very deeply. The waterfront is a tightly knit community and if a member of that community succumbs, we all share the grief,

...said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll.

Longshore workers are hired by marine terminals to load and unload ships and move cargo containers.

The Port pointed out that workers including longshore labor are on the job despite the shelter-in-place orders issued amid COVID-19 crisis.

All of those on the front-line of the supply chain have our heartfelt gratitude under these trying circumstances. They’re keeping the economy going and doing their best to maintain some semblance of normalcy for all of us,

...said Mr. Driscoll.