Fundraiser For Tenants Affected By Crane Collapse

Alan Scaia
June 18, 2019 - 11:18 am
Dallas Crane Collapse

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A barbecue restaurant near Love Field will host a fundraiser for tenants who lost their home when a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights Apartments in Dallas last week.​

Following the collapse due to a strong thunderstoem, one tenant was killed and more than 500 others had to find another place to stay.

One tenant has filed a lawsuit. Macy Chiasson's suit claims negligence led to the collapse. She has sued Bigge Crane and Rigging, Elan City Lights and the company that owns the unfinished complex across Cantegral Street.

Bigge Crane and Rigging has declined to comment on the lawsuit. The company does not have a timeline to remove the crane.

A fundraiser called, "Aid for Elan," will be held Tuesday evening at Big Al's Smokehouse at 3317 Inwood Road in Dallas. Organizers call the event an "emergency fundraiser," saying people can donate money, clothes, pet food, bottled water, toiletries and other supplies.

The fundraiser runs from 4-7 p.m. and will include a 12 minute video with Chiasson.

Tenants have been given temporary housing, but residents have only been allowed to return to pick up some of their belongings.

Dallas police say a moving company will be hired to recover the rest of the tenants' belongings.