Jeremy Coburn was attempting to lift a steel mast from a commercial fishing vessel at the Port of Port Townsend when the accident occurred. The four-wheeled mobile crane tipped to its right and crashed to the ground, toppling over into an open area at around 9:35 a.m. local time.
The Port Townsend Leader reports that Coburn was trapped inside the crane’s cab and required extrication. After being removed from the crane, Coburn was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle via airlift. The worker sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the workplace accident.
The accident is under investigation by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. The crane is owned and operated by Craftsmen United, reports the Port Townsend Leader.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),