Construction workers hurt in Pier 58 collapse suing city of Seattle

Constructions workers who were hurt when a pier along Seattle's waterfront collapsed three years ago, are now suing the city. 

In filed complaint, on September 13, 2020, the workers were called into work for "an emergency demolition" of Pier 58 along Alaskan Way. 

The employees were tasked with removing heavy concrete planters that surrounded the Waterfront Park Fountain, according to the complaint. 

As crews worked on the pier, the structure had partially collapsed. 


Video shows partial collapse of Pier 58 on Seattle's Waterfront

City of Seattle officials released video Tuesday showing the moment that Pier 58 partially collapsed, sending two workers into the water.

Two workers fell into Elliott Bay and and were taken to Harborview Medical Center. Several others managed to escape without injuries. 

The plaintiffs are accusing the city of failing to protect the workers from unsafe conditions. 

FOX 13 reached out to the city for comment but not have heard back.