Construction Crane Collapses, Possible One Dead In Bellevue
POSTED: 8:35 pm PST November 16, 2006
UPDATED: 9:14 pm PST November 16, 2006
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A construction crane has collapsed in downtown Bellevue.
The crane was at 300 108th Ave NE in Bellevue. KIRO TV's Bellevue Tower Cam shows the tower fell across 108th Ave NE, hitting several buildings as it came down. Bellevue Fire tells KIRO crews on the scene that there may be one person dead.
Bellevue Fire says the crane operator was putting the crane away for the evening when it fell 210 feet below.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News is reporting that the crane's operator was in the basket at the time of the collapse. He does not appear to be seriously injured.
KIRO also reports that the crane hit three buildings across the street. It also crashed into Wells Fargo Bank and a condominium complex.
Bellevue Fire crews are checking for damage and injuries in those buildings.