Bellevue crane accident wrongful death lawsuit settled

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that the parents of a Microsoft attorney who was killed when a construction crane collapsed and fell on his apartment building have settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the general contractor and the engineering firm for the project utilizing the crane.

Parents of Matt Ammon, who was 31 when he was killed, Larry Ammon and Kathy Gaberson’s lawsuit cited negligence after the 2006 crane accident in downtown Bellevue.

Terms of the settlement were not made public because the terms of the settlement have not been finalized.

The lawsuit was filed against the general contractor, Lease Crutcher Lewis, and the engineering firm that designed the crane installation, Magnusson Klemencic Associates.

Earlier, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries fined Lease Crutcher Lewis and Magnusson Klemencic Associates for workplace safety violations after finding that a design flaw in the crane’s base caused the metal to waken and the crane to collapse.

This information is brought to you by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. In Washington State, a “wrongful death” is the death of a person caused by the negligence or the wrongful act of another. Wrongful death cases can arise from car or boating accidents or medical negligence, criminal attacks, construction accidents or even criminal attacks.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, you should contact a personal injury law firm with experience representing wrongful death suits. At The Farber Law Group, we have more than 30 years experience and have successfully obtained large settlements for many deserving claimants.

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