Man killed in Moses Lake industrial accident

Published On: Dec 12 2012 09:22:21 AM PST   Updated On: Dec 12 2012 06:05:37 PM PST
Mike Huntley

The Grant County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a male employee of Genie Industries in Moses Lake was killed in a work-related industrial accident Tuesday night.

At approximately 7:25 p.m., deputies responded to Genie Industries, after a large piece of equipment fell and trapped the victim by his head. 

Workers and medical staff were able to free the piece of equipment and the victim was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake, where he was pronounced dead.

Late Wednesday afternoon the victim was identified as 31-year-old Mike Huntley.

The Department of Labor and Industries will be investigating the mishap, with assistance from the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

Genie is a leading manufacturer of lifting equipment, such as lifts, booms and platforms.