Thursday, 4:30 PM
Man in Hyannis crushed to death by cherry picker
By Dan Muse, Globe Correspondent
A 56-year-old laborer from West Yarmouth died today in Hyannis when he was pinned between a cherry picker and the top of a doorframe, according to Sergeant Sean Sweeney of the Barnstable Police Department.
David Karpinski was installing outdoor lighting at a boat storage building at the Hyannis Marina when the bucket of the cherry picker raised unexpectedly, Sweeney said.
Though the cause of the accident is still under investigation, Sweeney said Karpinski was working alone at the time and may have inadvertently leaned on the machine's controls. A co-worker discovered Karpinski's body at about 8 a.m.