WORLD Seattle crane falls, kills 4; 3 wounded


Seattle crane falls, kills 4; 3 wounded


08:38, April 28, 2019

Seattle's fire chief says the four people who died after a construction crane fell on a street include two crane operators and two people who were in cars below.

A construction crane fell into eastbound and westbound Mercer Street near Fairview Avenue East Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Seattle. Several people were killed and others wounded when a construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle, pinning cars underneath. (Photo: The Seattle Times via AP)

Fire Chief Harold Scoggins says the crane fell around 3:30 p.m., crushing six cars. He says three people -- including a mother and her child -- were wounded and taken to a hospital.

Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center, tells The Associated Press that a 25-year-old mother and a baby were being evaluated but their injuries were not considered life-threatening. Gregg says a 28-year-old man is also being evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries at the center.

Assistant Chief of Patrol Operations Eric Greening says all lanes may be closed until Sunday night.

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