Worker killed while installing lift at marina
SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a worker was fatally struck in the head with a beam at a Florida marina.
The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that 37-year-old Timothy Hassenplug died Tuesday shortly after being rushed to a Fort Walton Beach hospital.
Two Georges Marina owners say Hassenplug was acting as a spotter for Palm Beach Lift Techs during the installation of a new marine travel lift outside the dry dock facility. A forklift operator was moving a portion of the lift into place when his load shifted, trapping Hassenplug between a beam and a boat. Hassenplug pushed off the beam to create space, and it swung back and hit him in the head.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it will investigate.
Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), http://www.nwfdailynews.com