Ship worker falls to his death at Houston Ship Channel

June 28, 2012 5:15:43 AM PDT
A ship worker fell to his death overnight on board a ship docked in the Houston Ship Channel.

The US Coast Guard tells us the worker fell from the top of a cargo bay to the bottom around 12:30am.

It happened on board the Thorco Atlantic cargo ship. The 30-year-old worker was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he later died.

The Coast Guard tells Eyewitness News the deadly fall appears to have been an accident.