NORFOLK, Va. — Emergency officials responded to Colonna's Shipyard Tuesday morning for reports of an accident that left a person seriously hurt.
According to Norfolk Fire-Rescue, a delivery person on the site of the shipyard was struck by a hatch door.
They were taken to the hospital and are considered to be in serious condition.
Their name hasn't been released. An employee could only confirm that a delivery truck driver got hurt but said that person is not a shipyard employee.
Thousands of people work at the shipyard, located in the historic Berkeley neighborhood of Norfolk.
When compared with the region’s five major private ship repair yards, Colonna’s is the oldest, founded in 1875. It is the second oldest shipyard overall in Hampton Roads, after the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
13News Now talked with a few people who said they saw the accident happen, but they didn’t want to speak on camera. They said they saw the person fall backward.
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