A suit has been filed regarding a Houston, Texas crane collapse responsible for the wrongful deaths of four people and the personal injuries of seven others.


The collapse, which occurred on July 18, has since become the subject of a federal investigation. The 30-story crane, which was capable of lifting 1 million pounds, came crashing to the ground at a LyondellBasell refinery. LyondellBasell is one of the world’s largest polymer and petrochemical companies.


The crane, which was owned by Deep South Crane & Rigging out of Louisiana, was undergoing maintenance only a month after its onsite assembly when it collapsed. Four workers who sustained injuries received transport to area hospitals and three more received treatment on-scene.

The collapse is now under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is the latest of several fatal incidents involving cranes in the U.S. According to CNN, within the past several months there have also been fatal crane collapses in Miami, Las Vegas, and New York.

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