Times: Boeing worker caught under 787 wheel has legs amputated

Times: Boeing worker caught under 787 wheel has legs amputated

Paine Field, February 3, 2012

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by DOMINIC GATES / The Seattle Times

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Posted on February 10, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The Boeing worker who was crushed beneath the wheels of a 787 Dreamliner as it was towed along Paine Field a week ago has had both his legs amputated below the knee, according to two co-workers and a friend of the family.

The injured man is 30 years old and has been at Boeing since June 2010. The Seattle Times is not naming him at the family's request.

The worker was part of an escort team walking alongside a Japan Airlines 787 on Feb. 3 as it was moved along the airfield, and somehow he was caught under the wheels. He was dragged some distance and trapped beneath the wheels for more than 30 minutes, according to co-workers.

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