San Francisco: At least four people were killed and four others injured when a crane collapsed on Saturday afternoon in Seattle. The fire department confirmed the same. Three men and one woman were killed. Of the people who succumbed, two were operators in the crane, while the others were in different cars.

Of the four people injured, a 27-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman and a four-month-old baby girl were taken to hospital with injuries.

The fire department released a statement which said the crane fell from the roof of a building and hit nearly six vehicles, near the southern shore of Lake Union which is exactly in the centre of the city.

According to The Seattle Times, the crane was used as part of construction work to build a new Google campus in the city. “A full and thorough investigation into the cause of the crane failure is being conducted by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries,” said the fire department.