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Ironworkers Raise $128G for Families of Workers Killed in Crane Collapse

June 1, 2019

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

SEATTLE, Wash.—The Ironworkers union has raised more than $128,000 in donations for the families of two members killed when a tower crane collapsed in downtown Seattle April 27. The Ironworkers USA Credit Union set up a fund to assist the families of Travis Corbet, 33, a member of Local 29 in Portland, Oregon, and Andrew Yoder, 31, a member of Seattle Local 86. Corbet, who lived in the Portland suburb of Oregon City, was a newlywed just getting ready to start a family. Yoder, who grew up in Oregon and lived outside Seattle in the town of North Bend, was married and the father of two sons, ages 5 and 3. Both men were former Marines. “It has been heartwarming to see the overwhelming love and support for Travis Corbet and Andrew Yoder, showing the special bond our labor unions and contractors have here,” said credit union CEO Teri Robinson.

The fund is still accepting donations. To contribute, go to, or call 1-877-769-4766. Read more

June 1, 2019

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