Crane Tips Over Pinning and Injuring Operator in Downtown Kirkland

A crane tipped over at a downtown Kirkland Construction along Lakeview Drive.

Photo courtesy of Tami Staub

Kirkland, WA: Just after 8 a.m., a large multi-agency rescue response was dispatched to the 5500 block of Lakeview Drive in downtown Kirkland after a report of a crane at a construction site tipping over.

When crews arrived, they found a crane, with a 20x20 base, had tipped over onto the cab of the crane pinning the operator inside.

Crews worked for close to an hour with various neighboring agencies to free the trapped operator.

That operator was transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Washington State Labor and Industries is responding to investigate.

Photo courtesy of City of Kirkland.

Photo courtesy of City of Kirkland.