Cargo collapses, kills worker at Port of Tampa

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Deputies have identified the man killed in a Port of Tampa accident Friday morning. Joseph Lammlein, 45, was working at 5740 Pembroke Road.

Around 10:10 a.m., he was working as the front end loader when sulfur shifted. An avalanche of sulfur caused the victim “to be encased,” deputies said.

Employees and deputies tried to dig the victim out. The deputies were treated for exposure at St. Joseph’s Hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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