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Experts: Early removal of bolts likely cause of deadly Seattle crane collapse

The state L&I department is currently investigating what role five contractors played in the collapse — Bellevue, Washington-based general contractor GLY Construction; crane subcontractors Northwest Tower Crane Service and Omega Morgan; tower crane owner Morrow Equipment; and Woodinville, Washington-based Seaburg Construction Corp., which employed the operator of the crane prior to workers starting the dismantling process.

The scenario put forth by The Times’ article is the same one that caused a similar crane collapse in the Dallas area in 2012.

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