Miller Park Crane Collapse
During the construction of Miller Park, a crane collapsed and three workers died. Knott Laboratory’s forensic structural engineers determined that excessive winds and contractor negligence contributed to the accident. Our engineers and animators used photographs and video of the crane to determine the movement of the load prior to the collapse.
In addition to the accident reconstruction, Knott Laboratory’s forensic animators created an interactive presentation allowing attorneys and engineers to display trial exhibits, animations, and videos of the crane accident. The trial resulted in Wisconsin’s largest personal injury award totaling $99.25 million.