Canadian container terminal closed after 11 staff injured

Fairview Container Terminal The incident at Fairview Container Terminal occured in a specific area of the container yard

Canada’s Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal was yesterday closed after 11 employees were injured.

DP World, which operates the terminal, confirmed that on 3 September, the employees, who had been working in a specific area of the container yard, were provided with medical treatment at a local hospital for “respiratory and eye irritation” symptoms.

A DP World spokesperson said as part of its emergency response “DP World Prince Rupert suspended operations and immediately evacuated all personnel from the terminal’s container yard.”

DP World said that safety teams completed initial air quality testing of the identified container area within the first hour following the incident with no contaminants identified.

Safety assessment

DP World’s incident command management team instructed an external industrial hygienist to conduct onsite assessments and air quality monitoring.

The site has today been declared safe with no inhalation hazard to the neighbouring community related to the incident.

It is expected to return to normal operations after the Labor Day holiday (4 September).

Speaking about the employees hurt in the incident, the DP World spokesperson stated: “Two were initially kept for observation and thankfully all were discharged within hours of their arrival. We continue to check on their well-being.”

DP World has recently finished expanding the terminal in an upgrade that sees the container-handling capacity of the port increase to 1.35m teus annually.


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