Man trapped under coffee stand in Gig Harbor suffers life-threatening injuries

Staff writerDecember 17, 2013 

COURTESY PHOTO — Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One

A man suffered life-threatening injuries Monday in Gig Harbor when he was trapped underneath a coffee stand, according to Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One.

The 47-year-old man was pinned when a jack slipped as workers were trying to move the building just before 5:45 p.m. on Burnham Drive, the agency said.

Crews stabilized the building using wood cribbing and other jacks, and got the man out in less than half an hour.

The man was taken to a Tacoma trauma center.

Further details, including an update on the man's condition, were not immediately available Tuesday.

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