Updated on: 5/29/2019
Davis Law Group recently filed a construction accident lawsuit naming Morrow Equipment as one of the defendants. Read: LAWSUIT: Construction Elevator Accident At F5 Tower
Morrow Equipment is the U.S. distributor for Liebherr, the German company that made the crane involved in the April 2019 tower crane collapse in Seattle and the 2006 fatal accident in Bellevue. The crane operator during the deadly collapse in downtown Bellevue accident in 2006 had long criminal record, including at least six drug convictions.
In September 2016, a construction worker was injured when a construction elevator at the property known as the F5 Tower suddenly and without warning fell multiple floors before coming to an abrupt and hard stop. According to the complaint for damages (19-2-07812-0-SEA), Morrow and the other defendants negligently failed to properly hire, train, and/or supervise their employees with due care and good judgment. These duties include, but are not limited to, shutting down the manlift when wind speeds are greater than 35 miles per hour.
Morrow Equipment's Crane Collapse History
Other Morrow-involved crane accidents include:
- March 2012 - A 20-foot section of a crane fell 30 stories in Miami killing two construction workers and injuring five others.
- January 2009 - Nelspruit, South Africa - A tower crane in use to build a new football stadium collapsed during severe winds.
- May 2000 - Morrow Equipment-owned tower crane collapsed at a downtown Chicago construction site killing one worker and injuring tow others. Inspectors later determined that there were several fractures on the crane's framework.