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Coast Guard cutter crew member dies in Homer accident

  • Author: Daily News staff and wire reports
  • Updated: February 2, 2019
  • Published February 2, 2019

This Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 photo shows Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treating a person injured when a crane tipped over in the buoy yard of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News via AP)

A crew member of the Coast Guard cutter Hickory died in an industrial accident in Homer on Thursday.

The crew member died after being struck Thursday by a crane that rolled over.

The Coast Guard identified the crew member as Chief Warrant Officer, Michael Kozloski, 35, from Mahopac, New York.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians responded to the crane accident shortly before 2 p.m., the Homer News reported. The crane tipped over in a buoy yard for the Hickory. Kozloski was working the buoy yard, the Coast Guard said.

Medics treated and transported the victim to South Peninsula Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Coast Guard said.