Woman critically injured in accident at port

Pallet of paper pins woman to ground, police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman working at the Jacksonville Port Authority's Blount Island Marine Terminal was critically injured Tuesday morning in an industrial accident.

A pallet of paper collapsed and pinned the woman to the ground at the SSA Cooper paper warehouse on Propeller Drive, police said.

The woman was taken by Jacksonville Fire Rescue to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police do not suspect foul play in the incident.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the accident and will conduct its own investigation, police said.

The News4Jax I-TEAM found an OSHA inspection of SSA Cooper from 2006, for which violations were issued in 2007. Three violations, categorized as "other" violations, dealt with not having proper equipment -- life rings, personal flotation devices and a ramp/walkway.

Another inspection late last year, still shows up as "open" on the website, but it may be closed at this point. The I-TEAM contacted the Jacksonville area OSHA office, but had not heard back as of late Tuesday afternoon. 

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