A cargo crane operator was rescued from a malfunctioning elevator in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood early Tuesday, according to news reports.
The work accident occurred when an elevator that the cargo crane operator was in stopped working part was up the crane at Pier 46, according to news reports.
Seattle firefighters had to climb up a fire truck ladder nearly 100 feet to open the elevator door. The firefighters were able to rescue the man and help him back down to the ground.
The crane operator was not injured in the incident.
It is unclear exactly what caused the elevator to malfunction. The incident is being investigated.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m glad to see the crane operator was not injured in the work accident. I hope investigators can determine what exactly went wrong in this incident and what caused the elevator to stop, to ensure an accident like this doesn’t occur in the future. I’m glad that firefighters were able to rescue the man safely.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work accident and think you deserve worker’s compensation, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.