Port of Oakland closed following worker’s death


The Port of Oakland will remain closed until tonight following the death of a 45-year-old Suisun City woman who worked there, a spokesman said.

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.”

No details have been released regarding what happened to Joy Daniels. She was pronounced dead of natural causes at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, an Alameda County coroner’s bureau spokeswoman said.

All seven port marine terminals were shut down Tuesday, shortly after the fatality was reported, in observance of Daniels’ death, Bernardo said.

“The terminals are basically at a standstill,” he said.

The truck drivers can’t access the terminals and containers have to stay put, he said.

The port is expected to reopen at 7 p.m.

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