Woman falls into empty fuel tank on bulk cargo ship in Newport News

Posted at 8:05 PM, May 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-03 20:05:59-04

Newport News, Va. – A woman was injured after she fell 20 feet into an empty fuel tank on the LTC John U. D. Page, a bulk cargo ship, on Friday.

Crews got the emergency call at around 2:39 p.m.

The 52-year-old woman sustained non-life threatening injuries after falling about six decks below the main deck crews say.

No further information has been released about the woman’s condition.

We’ll post more updates as they become available.