Seattle crane collapse enquiry opens

By | 2019-05-09T14:34:25+00:00 May 9th, 2019|

Five companies are being formally questioned by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) following the collapse of a tower crane in Seattle on the West Coast of the US on Saturday 27 April 2019.

Four people were killed and another four injured when the crane collapsed as it was being dismantled in the South Lake Union district of the city.

The five companies being questioned include main contractor GLY Construction; and sub-contractors Northwest Tower Crane Service Inc; Omega Rigging and Machinery Moving Inc; crane owner Morrow Equipment Co; and Seaburg Construction Corp, which employed the tower crane operator.

In a written statement, GLY Construction comments, ”GLY and its sub-contractors involved with this tower crane accident are doing everything we can to investigate the incident. We are cooperating fully with investigators and assisting the local authorities. At this early stage of the investigation, we have no further details.”

Source: KHL: International Cranes