At 3:28pm on Saturday, April 27th Seattle Fire responded to a crane collapse at Fairview Ave. and Mercer St. which fell from the roof of a building and damaged a total of six vehicles. Crews immediately began stabilizing the crane and vehicles involved while triaging the victims of the crash. Firefighters searched the building and evacuated the people in the building and impacted area.
There were four fatalities:
- 3 male, 1 female
- Two were in crane, two were in separate vehicles
Four patients total were evaluated by medics, of those, three were transported with non-life threatening injuries to Harborview:
- 27 year-old male
- 25 year-old female
- 4-month female infant
A full and thorough investigation into the cause of the crane failure is being conducted by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.