Local news reports indicate two workers were killed after a crane collapsed on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas. The crane was in the process of dismantling when the accident happened. The two victims identified only as not being affiliated with the school were killed when the crane collapsed into a building. OSHA is investigating the accident.
Update: The two victims have been identified as 58-year-old Thomas Fairbrother Jr. and 50-year-old Terry Weaver.
Site of the Accident
An accident of this nature requires serious investigation into a cause not only because of the potential remedies available but also in an effort towards prevention in the future. I can say that dismantling a crane is a precise and guided process that requires delicate oversight and training. If shortcuts or inadequate training were found by the investigators a potential wrongful death claim may be available in addition to an administrative claim within workers comp.
- Attorney Michael Grossman