Workplace accident at the container terminal in Copenhagen

Copenhagen 7 October 2019

CMP can confirm that a workplace accident occurred on Friday, October 4, at the container terminal in Copenhagen. An employee was seriously injured. Despite extensive treatment at the hospital, the employee passed away on Sunday evening, due to severe injuries.

-    - It is with the deepest sadness that we have received the information that we have lost a colleague. It is a great tragedy. My thoughts during this difficult time go to the family and other relatives, and also to everyone in CMP who has lost a good friend and highly valued colleague. Now we will be focusing on taking care of our employees in the best possible way, says Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port.

Since the accident, employees have been offered crisis support in various forms.

The work accident occurred when two so-called straddle carriers collided with each other. An official investigation has been initiated and CMP has no intention to comment further on the matter at this time. With respect for the family and other relatives, we appeal not to make inquiries to them either.

Contact information:
Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt, PR- & Communications Manager, Copenhagen Malmö Port AB
Phone: +46 702 52 00 98 E-mail:

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