Crane collapses on Issaquah home, injuring two workers

Workers reportedly suffered “minor” injuries.

On Aug. 31, A crane collapsed on an Issaquah home injuring two workers.

According to Eastside Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Mark Vetter, the crane collapsed when workers trying to remove a tree from a residential property overloaded the crane, causing it to tip over.

Vetter said the crane operator left the scene of the accident with minor scrapes while the second worker fell approximately 15 to 20 feet from a tree and sustained minor injuries before being brought to the hospital.

The boom of the crane split the home’s garage and struck the corner of the second floor of the home. Vetter said the homeowners were inside the home at the time of the collapse but were un-injured.

The collapsed crane is scheduled to be removed this Saturday, according to the department.