Fire officials say a man was seriously hurt while working at the Alabama State Docks’ Pinto Island facilities around 11 p.m. Saturday night.
Steve Huffman, Public Information Officer with the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, said the man was working 100 feet down in the hull of the ship and fell 18 inches between two pieces of steel.
The accident happened shortly before midnight.
The victim’s name has not yet been released.
Fire officials say he was in serious condition when he was transported to the University of South Alabama Medical Center.