Port of Whitman County, Washington
An Idaho man was killed in an industrial accident at the Port of Whitman County this morning.
Steven H. Woods, 46, of Culdesac, was helping to unload a 46,000-pound section of a crane from a trailer at about 10:15 a.m. when the lifting straps broke and the heavy crane fell, according to a Whitman County Sheriff’s Office release.
Wood was struck and is believed to have died on impact.
The incident is under investigation with the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, the Whitman County Coroner and the Sheriff’s Office.