Boeing employee in critical condition after fall

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An employee at the Boeing South Carolina plant in North Charleston was taken to the hospital after falling from a mobile platform raised several feet in the air on Monday night.

Charleston County EMS Director Don Lundy reported that the fall occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m, and that the injured Boeing "teammate," whose name has not yet been released, was in deemed to be in critical condition.

Boeing Officials released the following statement regarding the incident:

A Boeing teammate was injured when he fell from a mobile platform in Composite Fabrication. First Responders and Boeing EMS were on the scene immediately, and the teammate was taken to the hospital and admitted for treatment and observation. In light of privacy rights for our teammates, we do not comment on their medical status.

The safety and well being of our teammates is a top priority of Boeing South Carolina. In keeping with our comprehensive safety plan and internal processes, we are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident and any corrective actions that might be required.

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