A video of Seattle's Husky Stadium roof demolition went viral on the web as fans clamored to get a look at the start of major renovations at the famed 90-year-old structure. But a near miss captured in that same video also got the attention of the Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries, launching an investigation into the operation of a crane there.
The video clearly shows a massive jarring, or shock-loading, to a crane while the east portion of the roof was demolished, the result of a large cutting device getting caught up in the roof's steel girders. While no one was injured, the crane was badly damaged, and L&I wants to check on the procedures in place during the demolition, says Hector Castro, a spokesman for the agency.