10 Aug 2011

Man dies while unloading fish at American Samoa cannery

9:36 pm on 10 August 2011

A Samoan man has been killed in an accident while unloading fish from a fishing vessel docked at American Samoa's StarKist cannery in Pago Pago this afternoon.

A boom used to lift fish from the vessel broke and fell on the 38 year old father of six, crushing him.

Reports say the victim died at the scene.

The Coast Guard and Police have been investigating.