Man pinned while painting boat in Tiverton
TIVERTON, R.I.—A man in his 20s has been hospitalized after becoming pinned under a 35-foot boat at a Tiverton boat yard.
WPRI-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/PRm87W) the 6,000-pound boat fell on the worker Monday afternoon while he was painting it at the Standish Boat Yard.
Other workers were able to get the boat off the man using a forklift.
The injured worker was taken by helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital with what authorities described as serious injuries to his chest and abdomen. His name has not been released.
Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com