Man falls into hull of ship, dies at hospital

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA - December 5, 2010

The incident took place at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Pier 84 on the 2500 block of South Christopher Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia.

When crews arrived, they found that a 46-year-old man fell multiple feet into the hull of the ship.

A spokesman for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority identified the man as Denis Seretinek, the chief officer of the cargo ship Startramp.

It took a crane and a basket to get the man out.

He was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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