At 10:45 a.m. today Seattle Fire Department responded to a report of a medical emergency at 1301 Alaskan Way. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found that the patient was aboard a construction barge that was located between 10 and 30 feet from the dock. Private boats shuttled firefighters and paramedics to the barge, where they found a female in her late 30’s who had suffered a head injury after being hit by a crane. Firefighters and paramedics began CPR on the patient immediately. They utilized an extended aerial ladder, ropes and a rescue basket to transfer the patient from the barge to an awaiting medic unit. The patient was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.