OAKLAND (KCBS) – The Port of Oakland was effectively shut down Wednesday morning after a number of longshore workers skipped worked because of the death of a worker at the port on Tuesday.
45-year-old Joy Daniels of Suisun City collapsed while on the job on Tuesday, though the Alameda County Coroner’s Office said her death was not work-related, rather that she had an undisclosed medical condition.
The fatality was reported Tuesday in the late afternoon at the TTI Terminal, Port of Oakland spokesman Robert Bernardo said.
“Everyone is just very saddened by this tragic news. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time,” he said. “It is definitely a somber mood right now because of this.”