Jury Awards $860M in Dallas Crane Case

April 27, 2023
Developer held at fault

A jury found the developer at fault in a crane collapse in Dallas, Texas. It awarded the family and estate of Kiersten Smith, who was killed when the crane collapsed on her apartment building, $860 million.

The jury said Greystar, the developer that was renting the tower crane, did not adequately secure the crane during high winds. The crane subsequently blew over and crashed into a nearby apartment complex. Smith, 29, was killed and five others were injured.

Bigge Crane, owner of the crane, was absolved of fault in the incident.

The trail began on April 12, and the jury deliberated for one day before delivering the verdict.

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