Crane Accidents

Accident Injures Worker Critically

10/18/01

Bellevue, Washington

 A 41-year-old Woodinville man was in critical condition last night at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a piece of construction equipment he was operating teetered off a flatbed truck and slammed into the ground.

The accident occurred about 3 p.m. yesterday just north of Northeast Eighth Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, and impeded street traffic for much of the afternoon.

The man was in the basket of a boom lift, an extension “arm” on wheels that extends about 30 feet into the air, that had been used to replace some windows at Bellevue Place.

The job finished, the man had driven the boom lift up the ramp of a long flatbed truck before losing balance. The state Department of Labor and Industries is investigating.

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