In late April, a crane collapsed in Seattle. Occupational Health and Safety authorities in Washington say the company that provided qualified crane operators were found not to have played a role in the tragedy that might still lead to personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Four other companies are still under investigation.
The collapsing crane fell onto the roadway, damaging six vehicles. Two people who were occupants of cars lost their lives, but it is not known how many others were injured. Two ironworkers who were working in the crane when it collapsed also suffered fatal injuries in this incident.