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February 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Boeing worker run over by 787 Dreamliner

A Boeing worker was seriously injured Friday after being run over by a 787 Dreamliner at Paine Field.

KING-TV reported that dozens of paramedics and firefighters rushed to Paine Field after 6 p.m., working quickly to free the man from under right-wing landing gear, which was being towed at the time.

He was extricated and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, where he was reported in serious condition.

A statement released Friday night by Boeing spokesman Larry Wilson acknowledged that “an industrial accident” had occurred, but offered little information about what happened.

“We will not speculate on the cause or circumstances around the incident until a full investigation has been conducted,” Wilson said. “Our deepest concern and focus right now is for the welfare of the injured employee and his family. We are in contact with them and are offering whatever assistance they may need.”

He said once the cause of the mishap is known, Boeing “will implement the necessary changes to avoid a future reoccurrence.”

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