[VIDEO] Tower Crane Topples, Killing 4

April 30, 2019
Ambulance illuminated in the dark of night.

Four people were killed when a tower crane fell from the top of a six-story building in Seattle, crushing six vehicles on the street below. Two of the four people killed were iron workers, and the other two were in separate vehicles. According to CBS, college student Sarah Wong and iron worker Travis Corbet were among the dead.

Four other people also sustained non-life-threatening injuries. A 25-year-old mother and her four-month-old daughter made it out of a crushed car with only minor injuries.

CBS reported that the crane was being disassembled at the time of the collapse. The cause of the fall is not currently clear, but wind gusts were as high as 23 miles per hour at the time, according to CBS.

Dashcam footage obtained by CBS shows the moment the crane came crashing down. Witnesses told CBS that the crane crash sounded “like an earthquake.”

Authorities say they have opened an investigation into four companies over the incident.

"We are really at the beginning of an investigation that will likely take months," Tim Church of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries told CBS.

Source: CBS & Fox News

 

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