11 Feb 2012

Legal aftermath of American Samoa wharf accident

5:04 am on 11 February 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited American Samoa's Pacific Stevedoring Services with five safety violations following the death of a worker at the StarKist wharf in Atu'u.

The company could face penalties of more than 50,000 US dollars.

The US federal agency began an investigation on August the 8th after Papu Sese Faalele was struck on the head by the boom of a crane, being used to unload fish from the Pacific Princess tuna fishing vessel.