Coast Guard Cutter Crew Member Dies in Crane Accident

Coast Guard cutter crew member dies in industrial accident
Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treat a person injured when a crane tipped over in the buoy yard of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News via AP)

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A crew member of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory died in an industrial accident in Homer.

The crew member died after being struck Thursday by a crane that rolled over.

The Homer News reports Friday that the name and gender of the person killed were not immediately released pending notification of next of kin.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians responded to the crane accident shortly before 2 p.m. The crane tipped over in a buoy yard for the Hickory.

Assistant Chief Dan Miotke says medics treated and transported the victim to South Peninsula Hospital.

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