Woman killed after being hit in head by crane aboard construction barge in Elliott Bay

by Tim Flanagan on June 25, 2010

KING5 has this story:

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SEATTLE – A woman has died after being hit on the head by a construction crane on a barge in Seattle’s Elliott Bay.

The accident happened just before 11 a.m. in the 1300 block of Alaskan Way.

Firefighters found the woman, drugs in her late 30s, with head injuries. Firefighters used an extended ladder, ropes and rescue basket to lift the woman from the barge. She was given CPR and transported to Harborview Medical Center.

A hospital spokesperson says the woman died shortly after she arrived.

It’s unclear how the accident happened or what the woman was doing on the barge.

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