Man falls in hole when Seattle sidewalk collapse near Pier 48

A pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center for observation after the sidewalk he was on collapsed and causing him to fall 10′ into a hole leaving him trapped for well over an hour reports Northwest News and Weather, NWCN.com.

The slip, trip and fall accident occurred at the Washington Street boat launch near Pier 48 on Alaskan Way South in Seattle around 7:45 am. Rescue workers from the Seattle fire department had to shore up the walls of the hole before they could pull the man to safety using ropes, a crane and a harness.

The man, who was in his 60s, complained of back pain after the accident.

Apparently, the tide undermined the seawall and the sidewalk.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is investigating the accident and trying to determine if other areas of the sidewalk are unsafe.


This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been injured in slip, trip and fall accidents. Often, slip trips and falls can result in serious injuries including head trauma, broken bones, and muscle and ligament injury. Often the causes of these types of accidents are the negligence of the property owner. State law requires property owners to keep their property free from hazards and to repair sidewalks and potholes.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you should seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney. The Farber Law Group, with offices in Seattle and Bellevue have more than 30 years experience. Contact us at 1-800-244-9087 or e-mail attorney@hgfarber.com.