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    :: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 ::

    A year of change for use of cranes after Bellevue fatality - By Peyton Whitely, Seattle Times
    "I truly believe it will save lives," said Randy Loomans, director of government affairs for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302.

    "That [garage installation] would have never passed muster," she said.

    The Bellevue crane operator, who was not at fault, came through the accident physically intact but has not returned to work because of the trauma of the crash, according to Loomans.

    "Most people would never have survived a 210-foot fall," she said. "It's just tragic, but we have to be grateful it wasn't rush hour in Bellevue."
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