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Worker suffers minor injury at Ore. picket line

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland longshoreman sustained minor injuries after getting hit by a truck while picketing at the Port of Portland.

Jennifer Sargent, a spokeswoman for the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, says the worker is recovering at home after injuring his knee, elbow and back. She declined to release his identity.

The union says the incident occurred Thursday when a truck driver got into an argument with workers while trying to cross a picket line and his vehicle moved forward.

The operator of a Columbia River grain terminal locked out union dock workers two weeks ago amid an escalating contract dispute.

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