The Latest: Tenant files negligence suit over crane collapse




  • In US
  • 2019-06-12 02:28:50Z
  • By Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - The Latest on the aftermath of a severe storm that caused widespread damage to the Dallas area (all times local):

9:20 p.m.

A negligence suit has been filed on behalf of a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter against the operator of a crane that collapsed onto her apartment building.

The owner of the building and the project the crane was being used to build also are named in the suit.

Macy Chiasson is an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter. In her 11-page petition filed Tuesday, her attorney says Chiasson was left homeless by the Sunday collapse, just as were the more than 500 other tenants of the Elan City Lights apartments.

Officials say the collapse, which killed one tenant and injured five others, rendered the building uninhabitable.

Chiasson says she has lost all of her possessions, including her training equipment. She is suing in state district court in Dallas County for more than $1 million and a court order to preserve the wreckage for study.

Messages sent to the crane operator, Bigge Crane and Rigging, and the owner of the buildings, Greystar Real Estate Partners, drew no immediate response.

___

5:30 p.m.

Two days after a storm barreled through Dallas, whole trees can still be seen where they fell, hundreds of traffic signals remain out and the work to restore power to thousands of people is ongoing.

Near downtown, a fallen crane that killed a woman and injured five other people is still embedded in the side of an apartment building.

While severe weather is common in North Texas, Sunday's storm stood out because it hit one of America's most populous urban areas with such force.

National Weather Service meteorologist Daniel Huckaby says the wind gusts of up to 71 mph were generated when storms that developed in Oklahoma moved south, slamming cold air into the warm, humid atmosphere over Texas.

At the peak, the state's largest electric utility reported more than 350,000 customers without power in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. That number was down to roughly 78,000 by Tuesday afternoon.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Dana White: Security wanted to remove Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 241
Dana White: Security wanted to remove Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 241

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)UFC president Dana White talks about how security wanted to remove Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal from the crowd at UFC 241. Masvidal had apparently been edging closer to Covington throughout the night and it nearly boiled over, something that White would rather

Colby who? Nate Diaz doesn
Colby who? Nate Diaz doesn't even know who Colby Covington is (UFC 241 video)

WARNING: Strong Language(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)When Nate Diaz was asked at the UFC 241 press conference if he would be interested in fighting Colby Covington, he claimed he didn't even know who Covington is.TRENDING > UFC 241: Nate Diaz vs Anthony Pettis recap videoDiaz returned

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: US

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.