Bellevue fatal crane accident settlement reached

The State of Washington and the firm that oversaw the construction where a construction crane collapsed in 2006 in Bellevue, killing a Microsoft attorney and damaging several buildings, reached a settlement. The settlement imposes a $9,200 penalty on Lease Crutcher Lewis for failing to insure that the crane was inspected and maintained properly.

The state determined that an engineering design flaw caused the tower crane in the November 2006 crane accident that killed Matthew Ammon, 31. It was determined that the foundation of the crane was not built to manufacturer’s specifications.

A civil suit for wrongful death in Ammon’s death has also been filed but that suit will not go to trial until early 2009.

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Information for this report was collated from KOMONews.com and The Seattle Times.