Four were killed and several injured after a crane being used to build Google’s new Seattle campus fell to the street below.
According to the reports, crews were disassembling the crane, which was sitting atop one of the campus buildings under construction. The cause of the collapse has yet to be determined. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has launched an investigation of the incident and the contractors responsible for the equipment’s removal. The incident comes just months after new OSHA rules covering operation standards went into effect.
Reports indicate employees from four different companies were responsible for taking the crane apart. It is believed that weather may have played a factor in the collapse.