Boeing employee critically injured at plant Monday

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Boeing employee was critically injured Monday night after falling from a rig.

According to Charleston County EMS Director Don Lundy, the fall happened around 11:15 p.m. The person, whose identity has not been released, was in critical condition at the time crews were dispatched.

Officials at Boeing released the following statement.

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.