Washington State shuts down construction cranes in Renton & Seattle

The Seattle Times reports that the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has shut down two construction cranes in Seattle and one construction crane in Renton. This comes in the wake of a fatal crane accident in New York City which killed two people.

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In stopping use of the cranes, the Department of L&O said that there may be structural and electrical problems with the cranes manufactured by Sun Cranes. The Times story said that an electrical worker was severely burned on one of the cranes in January.

In 2006, a crane collapse in Bellevue, Washington killed a Microsoft attorney while he watched TV in his condo across the street from a construction site. In the aftermath of that accident, the Department of Labor & Industries started drafting a safety law which would regulate crane operators but this law is not slated to take effect until Jan. 1, 2010.

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