Jeremy Coburn, the operator of a crane that tipped over at the Port of Port Townsend Dec. 16, is recuperating at home, according to his employers at Craftsmen United Inc.
Coburn was using the company’s four-wheeled, 50-foot mobile crane to lift a steel mast from the commercial fishing vessel Marilyn J. White in an open area by Craftsmen United, near the intersection of 10th and Boat streets. At about 9:35 a.m. last Friday, the crane tipped to its right and toppled.
Coburn, who was in the crane’s cab, was reportedly extricated at 9:44 a.m. He was then transported by aid vehicle to Jefferson County International Airport, where Airlift Northwest took him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Bill Beezley, East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) public information officer.