Families of 2 Seattle crane collapse victims sue companies

SEATTLE (AP) — Family members of two of the four people killed in a crane collapse have filed wrongful death suits against companies involved in crane operations at the Seattle construction site. Gusting winds knocked the crane over April 27 after workers prematurely removed pins holding sections together. The collapse killed two ironworkers, former city planning official Alan Justad and college student Sarah Wong. Justad and Wong’s families have filed lawsuits against Morrow Equipment, GLY Construction, Northwest Tower Crane Service, Omega Morgan and Seaburg Construction. GLY CEO Todd Herb said his company is welcomes “a thorough, fair and transparent review” of safety procedures as a result of the lawsuits. No other companies commented.