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Four People Die in Tragic Seattle Construction Crane Collapse

April 30, 2019

SEATTLE, WA – According to an online report at, a crane collapsed on a new Google Seattle campus in South Lake Union on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  This resulted in six cars being pinned underneath the crane, causing four deaths.*

A crane collapsed causing six vehicles to be pinned underneath it, which resulted in the death of four people. Per the Seattle Fire Department, two operators of the crane died and two other people in the vehicles on the ground perished.  They died on the westerly side of the Mercer Street and Fairview Ave North intersections. 

Three other victims were transported to a local hospital in Seattle.  Among those who sustained injuries are a twenty five year old mother and her four month year old child.  They are expected to be released from the hospital shortly. A 28 year old man was also hurt in the accident and is being assessed for foot and back injuries. He is in satisfactory condition, according to a hospital report.

None of these injuries sustained in the accident are serious.  Another individual received treatment at the accident scene and was not injured enough to require further evaluation at a hospital. 

The father in law of the twenty five year old woman and grandfather to the four month year old noted that they were driving an Audi that was crushed by the fallen crane. "She said she heard a noise and the next thing she knew the whole car was crushed," said the man.

He further noted that their injuries are not serious. "She's actually quite calm right now. I think she's in shock."

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released the names of the individuals.  A video taken minutes following the crane collapse demonstrated the chaotic accident scene as officials and emergency personnel came upon the scene.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The accident remains under investigation.

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