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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2000
A truck driver was killed instantly when a 1,000-pound bundle of pipes slipped off his rig and struck him during delivery to a ship at the Port of Long Beach, authorities said. The man died when one of about a half-dozen bundles of pipes fell about 10 feet and struck his head, said Long Beach Fire Battalion Chief Rick Pillsbury. The accident occurred at Stevedoring Services of America, Pier F, Berth 207, about 2 p.m., Pillsbury said. The independent driver was not identified.
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NEWS
December 24, 1985
Five thousand dolls donated to 15 hospitals and public service agencies reek of kerosene and may contain stuffing contaminated with a potentially toxic solvent, Los Angeles County officials warned, although all but a dozen of the toys have been located and there have been no reported injuries. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center notified the county Department of Health Services about a petroleum or kerosene-like odor coming from the cases in which the dolls were packed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1986
Activity at three cargo terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was back to normal Wednesday after striking office workers reached a tentative contract agreement with a stevedoring company. The agreement with Stevedoring Services of America came late Tuesday after the company met with International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union officials in San Francisco to break an impasse in negotiations, a union official said.
NEWS
July 12, 1986 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Strike action at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports flared again Friday when more than 300 workers stayed off their jobs at a stevedoring company that held out in contract negotiations after 10 other companies and workers reached agreement earlier this week. "We had it put to bed and here we go again," said Terry Lane, regional manager for the Pacific Maritime Assn., an employers' group. The strike against Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) Inc. began at 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2002 | JESSICA BLANCHARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 39-year-old longshoreman from Santa Paula died Tuesday morning after being struck by a forklift at Naval Base Ventura County. According to base officials, Richard Lopez Jr., a contract worker for Stevedoring Services of America, had been using a forklift to load and unload military cargo on Wharf 3 from the motor vessel Greenpoint. Shortly before the accident, he got off the forklift and someone else began driving it, base officials said. Lopez was struck by the forklift about 8:45 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997
Following a judge's order, the Long Beach Harbor Commission on Monday took a first step toward canceling its controversial lease with a Chinese state-run shipping line, city officials said. The panel voted unanimously to ask Port of Long Beach staff to develop documents canceling the lease with the China Ocean Shipping Co., or Cosco. In the lease, signed in October, the port agreed to build a 145-acre terminal for the company on the site of the city's closed Naval Station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1991
I read with interest your editorial ("Saving a Project--and the Coastline," April 30) addressing the subject of a proposed Disney theme park in the Port of Long Beach. Those of us in the maritime industry--who are tenants and users of the Port of Long Beach--share your concerns over Disney's attempts to tamper with the California Coastal Act. The citizens of California spoke loud and clear when they approved the proposition to form the California Coastal Commission, granting it powers and overview regarding any projects to be developed in coastal areas, and especially where landfill was required.
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September 20, 2002 | NANCY CLEELAND and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A dispute between shipping lines and the dockworkers' union came perilously close to paralyzing the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach today, but a shutdown was averted minutes before a 6 p.m. employer deadline Thursday. The Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents West Coast shipping lines and terminal operators, had announced Thursday afternoon that it would lock out workers, starting with the 8 a.m. shift today, in response to a series of alleged worker slowdowns at a Long Beach terminal.
NEWS
March 25, 2003 | Mark Fineman, Times Staff Writer
The Bush administration Monday awarded its first major contract to manage a key government facility in postwar Iraq -- the strategic southern port of Umm al Qasr -- even as U.S. and British forces continued to encounter resistance as they fought for control of the town. The $4.8-million deal was announced as some critics said the administration was moving too fast in parceling out an array of contracts to rebuild Iraq.
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December 21, 1990 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cargo ship bound for the Persian Gulf has been idled in Los Angeles Harbor by a strike among its foreign crew, leaving thousands of tons of military equipment and supplies awaiting another vessel or an end to the walkout, port and military officials said Thursday. The strike, which began early Wednesday morning, has already put the Trident Baltic, owned by a Kuwaiti shipping company, at least two days behind schedule in carrying equipment to American troops in the gulf.
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