CRANE COLLAPSE IN REGENT PARK NARROWLY AVOIDS HITTING 2 PASSERSBY

Aug 06, 2020

By Bob Komsic

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For the second time in just under one month, a construction crane’s collapsed in Toronto.
This time in the intersection of Dundas and River Streets in the Regent Park neighbourhood.
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The cause of the collapse is being investigated, but based on preliminary reports, construction workers noticed some bolts missing on the crane before the work day began.
Developer The Daniels Corporation confirms in a statement that ”a mechanical failure” led to a partial collapse.
While no one was hurt, Fire Platoon Chief Dan Sell says two passersby were lucky.
”A girl that was here, a female, she narrowly avoided being killed.  She was close to her bike, the crane fell onto the street, it damaged her bike but thankfully she was okay,” Sell explained.
”We had a male that was further north on River Street.  They (paramedics) found that he’s suffering (from) shock obviously because it almost hit him.”
Back on July 16, a crane fell onto the top of an office tower at Simcoe and Wellington Streets.
No serious injuries reported in that incident either.
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