(L.A.) Bohdan Salmanov, 32, Died Under a Forklift

Case Number: 2024-04669

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 32-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred in San Pedro.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Bohdan Salmanov, domiciled in Costa Mesa, California.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Traumatic Head Injuries

RIP BOHDAN SALMANOV (August 24, 1991 – March 18, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 11:05 a.m.

The decedent was a “marine engineer” for the Nigerian firm Ocean Whales Offshores Ltd. His name appears to be Soviet, possibly Azeri, Kazakh or even Ukrainian. Богдан Салманов

Firefighters responded at 10:39 a.m. to Berth 270 of Terminal Island for a worker trapped under a forklift at the Los Angeles Port.

Worker pinned under forklift

Лос-Анджелес, Калифорния, США

LAFD Bulletin: San Pedro Technical Rescue – Fatality

03-18-2024 10:39 am Berth 270

Firefighters received reports of a worker trapped under a fork lift. Upon arrival, firefighters found the trapped person to be deceased. Urban Search and Rescue specialists will continue their response to assist with safely removing the heavy machinery from the site, to allow other agencies (CalOSHA, Law Enforcement and the Medical Examiner) to conduct their investigation. No transport. Nothing further.

INCIDENT #0762; FS40; Battalion 6; South Bureau; Council District outside city; Dispatched Units BC13 BC6 BT2 BT3 E205 E238 E285 E38 E40 E48 E5 E85 EM1 HR3 RA101 RA112 RA5 RA803 T38 T48 T5 UR5 UR85 UR88; Dispatch Channel 7; TAC 12


Inquiries about this case may be made by calling the Department of Medical Examiner at (323) 343-0695 during office hours.