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News: Worker pinned, injured in utility tunnel near NE Seattle

by | Apr 1, 2022 | Accidents in the News |

SEATTLE, WA — A man was hospitalized early Wednesday after being pinned by a rail car while working in a utility tunnel near Seattle’s Ballard area, reports KIRO 7 News.

Seattle Fire crews and medics responded to the scene near the 5300 block of 24th Avenue Northwest at about 4:30 a.m.

Officials with Seattle Public Utilities said the incident occurred while the man, who belonged to a contractor crew, was doing construction work on the Ship Canal Water Quality Project storage tunnel.

The events leading up to the injury were unclear, but the victim was pinned between a rail car and a railing for about 20 minutes before he was rescued.

Fire crews were able to extricate the worker before transporting him to Harborview Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was not disclosed, but authorities said he was listed in stable condition.

No further information has been shared at this time.

 

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