Some of you have asked if Klainer West lives anywhere near the fallen building crane that killed four people and injured three here in Seattle on Saturday. The answer is yes. I walked past Mercer and Fairview, in the South Lake Union intersection where the crane fell, a little over a week ago — right past the new buildings under construction and that very vulnerable crane. That intersection is a boundary for Amazon Central; Sara works there. And Matt drives past the intersection every day on his way to work.
We weren’t there on Saturday and didn’t know the people who lost their lives or were injured. But the accident did indeed hit close to home.
Downtown Seattle is filled with building cranes, and you often can’t avoid driving beneath them. Scary.