TORONTO – Early this (Sunday, Sept. 18) morning at around 7:30 a.m. Toronto police reported people climbing and taking photos on a crane that is on the top of a building under construction in the area of Yonge and Grenville streets in the city.
According to police, the climbers fled the area prior to police arrival and no injuries were reported.
“This is extremely dangerous and they can be charged criminally for their actions,” Toronto police tweeted.
Officers are continuing to investigate and are speaking with witnesses.
News of the climbers comes just one day after another crane incident occurred.
On Saturday (Sept. 17) Toronto police reported a crane lifting concrete hit a wire and pole in the area of The Queensway and St. Lawrence Avenue around 11:30 a.m.
Police were concerned concrete might fall on the roadway and as a result closed The Queensway for several hours in both directions. The road was later reopened around 6 p.m.