Crane collapse kills four, injures three in Seattle


Part of a construction crane which fell onto cars on Mercer Street, killing people and injuring others, is seen hanging off of a Google office building in Seattle, Washington, U.S. April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

(Reuters) – A giant construction crane collapsed across a Seattle intersection on Saturday, killing four people and injuring three others, police and fire officials said.

The crane fell from a building site at about 3:30 p.m. local time, crushing five cars and damaging a sixth at the intersection of Fairview Avenue North and Mercer Street, the Seattle Fire Department said.

Three men and a woman were killed, two of whom were in the crane and two in separate vehicles, local media reported. A man and woman in their 20s and a 4-month-old baby were taken to nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Writing by Daniel Wallis in New York; editing by Jonathan Oatis

Source : Denver Post