Work was stopped at the site Wednesday after a crane dropped a bundle of shoring beams. We’re told no one was hurt and no one was in the area at the time of the accident.
A CHS reader sent in this picture of the aftermath but officials from Capitol Hill Housing say that Walsh Construction has assured them that there was only incidental damage to the site and that the incident will not adversely affect the construction schedule. Walsh managers told Capitol Hill Housing that the crane was being inspected per standard procedures in a lifting incident. The company was still investigating why the load straps gave way.
Nonprofit housing developer CHH is heading the $38 million project that will transform East Precinct’s 12th Ave parking lot into affordable apartments, office, retail and restaurant space.
Despite dozens of large construction projects active across the Hill in recent years, CHS has — fortunately — covered few significant on-site accidents.