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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Workplace Safety

posted by on June 19 at 12:41 PM

From the PI

A worker at the South Seattle Seadrunar recycling plant was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being crushed by a machine Tuesday morning.

“What we have been told was this was one of the employees who was working on the hydraulic lift system for the Dumpsters,” Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick said.

The man appears to have accidentally hit a switch while working on the lift just before 11a.m. The machinery crushed his head, Fitzpatrick said.

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Man, that's absolutely scary.

Posted by Gomez | June 19, 2007 1:08 PM

Not to downplay an unfortunate accident, but... am I the only one thinking Kids In The Hall?

Posted by Jack | June 19, 2007 1:11 PM

That settles it, recycling is too dangerous to allow!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 19, 2007 1:18 PM

I'm afraid my mind went right to Phil Leotardo, sound effects included.

Posted by Cori | June 19, 2007 1:28 PM

#2 No, I thought the same thing. Also The Office.

Posted by elswinger | June 19, 2007 1:49 PM

The city will fine the guy for recycling a non-recyclable object though.

Posted by Just Me | June 19, 2007 1:51 PM

I'm pretty sure I worked in that very recycling plant, once upon a time.

Posted by flamingbanjo | June 19, 2007 2:30 PM

Just curious: on a day when NYC Mayor Bloomberg threatened to sink Dem presidential chances and Obama threw a big "fuck you" to the Indian subcontinent, why is this news?

Posted by Big Sven | June 19, 2007 10:10 PM

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