Boeing worker pinned by plane at Everett plant in critical condition

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by GLENN FARLEY / KING 5 News

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Posted on March 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 20 at 5:40 PM

EVERETT,  Wash. -- A Boeing employee injured Monday night while working on the 747 production plant in Everett is listed in critical condition, Harborview Medical Center said Tuesday.

The Everett Fire Department said the man was pinned between the retractable flap assembly and the spoiler or speed brake, that extends vertically from the wing.  It's not known how the accident happened.

The man was initially treated at Everett's Providence Hospital before being moved to Seattle. The nature of his injuries was not released.

Boeing, the Machinists' Union and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries are all investigating.

The accident comes one month after another worker was seriously injured after falling beneath the wheels of a 787 being moved between two Boeing facilities at Everett's Paine Field.  The accident resulted in the man's legs being amputated.  Labor and Industries said the accident report in that incident is not yet finalized.

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