The general contractor and structural engineer involved in a November, 2006 crane collapse in Bellevue, Wash., settled a civil lawsuit with the family of the man who died when the 210-ft tower crane’s boom hit his apartment. Details of the settlement, announced April 20, were not disclosed. Carl Amundson Crane mast fell across excavation. Related Links: Stabilizing Site a Priority After Crane Topples Crane Expert Raises Safety Bar The toppled tower crane also damaged Plaza 305, an office building adjacent to the site. Matthew Ammon, a Microsoft attorney, lived across the street from the Tower 333 site, where the crane
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.