Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-402

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 24, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Tragedy At The Port Of Tampa

    Worker suffers fatal injuries.
    • Tuesday
    • October 23, 2012
    • Time: 3:56 PM
    • Port of Tampa
    • 2150 Guy N Verger Blvd
    • Tampa, FL


    Hercules Gilmore
    DOB: 8/18/1956
    4645 3rd Avenue S
    St. Petersburg, Florida


    On October 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm, Tampa Fire Rescue and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to an industrial accident reported at 2150 Guy N Verger, Blvd, berth 201, in the Port of Tampa.

    Mr. Gilmore along with three other men employed as stevedores for the International Longshoreman's Association were at the bottom of the ship's cargo hold "Honesty Ocean". These men were bundling steel pipes for a crane to lift them from the cargo hold when during a lift; a strap on the bundle broke causing the pipes to crash down upon all four men.

    Mr. Gilmore was killed on the ship; a second man suffered non-life threatening injuries and is currently being treated at Tampa General Hospital. The other two men were not injured. OSHA has been notified.
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