The Big Blue Crane Collapse: A Tragic Day at Miller Park

On July 14, 1999, a massive crane named Big Blue collapsed while lifting a section of the retractable roof for the new Miller Park baseball stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The accident killed three iron workers and injured five others, and caused significant delays and damages to the project. This article will provide some background on the project and the crane, describe the collapse and its causes, and highlight some lessons learned from this tragic event.