1999 – Crane Collapses at Miller Park Site

On this date three workmen were killed when a Lampson “Big Blue” crane collapsed while attempting to position a 400-ton right field roof panel. The workmen were observing and directing a pick from a hoist bucket. Resulting damage to the stadium was estimated at $100 million. The widows of construction workers killed in the crane accident were awarded $99 million in damages. [Source: ]