Port of Oakland at Standstill After Worker Dies

By NBC Bay Area Staff and Wires
|  Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013  |  Updated 10:53 AM PDT
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Port of Oakland at Standstill After Worker Dies

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The Port of Oakland was closed for 24 hours following the death of a 45-year-old Suisun City woman who worked there, a spokesman said.

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The Port of Oakland was closed Wednesday following the death of a woman who worked there.
   
The local union is taking a 24-hour break in honor of 45-year-old Joy Daniels. She died Tuesday afternoon at the TTI Terminal.

The hospital reports Daniels died of natural causes.
   
NBC Bay Area is told it's standard procedure to stand down for a shift when there is a death.

"The terminals are basically at a standstill," Port of Oakland spokesman Robert Bernardo said.

All seven port marine terminals were shut down Tuesday, shortly after Daniels’ death was reported, with truck drivers unable to access containers until 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

"Everyone is just very saddened by this tragic news,” Bernardo said. “Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time."

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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