It’s now confirmed that the man who was injured last Tuesday at the Weyerhaeuser log docks has died from his injuries. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner confirms that Jimmy Meadows, Jr. died Saturday at Oregon Health and Science University, while the International Warehouse and Longshore Union is posting condolences and memories for Meadows and his family. On the ILWU-One Coast-One Union Facebook page, this message is being posted:
“A Moment of Silence for a Fallen Brother…..Brother Jimmy Meadows Jr. has passed away due to his injuries while on the job. Jimmy was a well respected ILWU Brother. He will be missed. My deepest condolences go out to his family and to ILWU Local 21/92. The hook is hung Brother…..”
Meadows was injured last Tuesday afternoon, while working inside the hold of a ship loading logs at the Weyco docks. It’s not known if he fell and was injured, or if he had some sort of medical issue and then he fell. The investigation into the incident is under way.