Boeing worker run over by 787 in Everett

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 4 at 12:07 AM

EVERETT, Wash. -- A Boeing worker was seriously injured Friday evening at Everett's Paine Field after being run over by a 787 Dreamliner.

Dozens of paramedics and firefighters rushed to Paine Field after 6:00 p.m., working quickly to free the person from under right wing landing gear.

The victim was eventually extricated and immediately airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.  He is in serious condition.

As of late Friday night, Boeing had not provided details as to exactly what happened.  KING 5  learned the worker was part of a team moving the 787 from one part of Paine Field to another and got caught under the right side landing gear of the jet.

Firefighters and other workers were able to free the trapped person using a powerful jack.

One source says the worker may have bene in charge of the blocks used to keep plane tires from rolling.

 In a press release, Boeing said it will investigate the cause of the incident and will implement the necessary changes to avoid a future reoccurence.

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