The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports that a woman in her 20s, who was on a construction barge near Alaskan Way, was critically injured when she was hit by a construction crane on Friday morning.
According to the report, the barge was off of a dock near 1301 Alaskan Way in downtown Seattle, when the accident occurred around 10:45am.
Firefighters performed CPR on the woman and used ropes and a basket to bring her to shore. They took her to Harborview Medical Center where she died of her injuries.
Thousands of construction workers are injured every year in the U.S. and many are permanently disabled. In 2006, there were 87 fatalities in Washington State to workers who were killed on the job.
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