Published: May 20, 2013 11:01 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A worker on a cargo ship docked in South Florida is recovering from injuries after officials say he was struck by a cargo container.
    
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue officials said the 52-year-old man was working on the upper deck of a ship at Port Everglades when he injured his leg in Sunday's accident. Officials had to stabilize him on the upper deck before carefully lowering him to safety from the cargo containers stacked dozens of feet in the air.
    
Broward Sheriff's spokesman Mike Jachles said officials used a tower ladder to bring the victim to the ground roughly one hour later.
    
The unidentified victim was transported to the hospital.

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