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Man suffers head injury when safe falls on him

Published On: Oct 25 2012 11:49:03 AM CDT
COEUR D' ALENE, Idaho -

A 26-year-old Post Falls man who works for a moving company is being treated for serious head injuries after a 1,500-pound safe fell on him as it was being pushed up a truck ramp in Rathdrum.

Dale Tucker was hurt on Oct. 19 when a strap broke or came undone as the safe was being pushed into a truck. Tucker fell and the safe landed on his head.

Tucker underwent surgery the next morning at Kootenai Medical Center and was later transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Family members said he was in stable condition in an induced coma Wednesday and was scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair a spinal fluid leak and facial fractures.

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