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Tory calls for speedy investigations into crane collapses

The Canadian Press
Tory calls for speedy investigations into crane collapses
FILE PHOTO — Toronto Police have reported an incident of a stationary crane falling into the intersection of River Street and Dundas Street in east Toronto. The Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate and minor injuries were reported.

TORONTO — The mayor of Toronto is calling for a speedy investigation into the cause of a crane collapse in the city’s downtown – the second such incident in less than a month.

Toronto Mayor John Tory says that while he’s thankful nobody was seriously injured in either incident, it’s important that investigators get to the bottom of why the cranes collapsed.

Police have said the Aug. 6 incident happened at about 10:30 a.m., when a crane fell into an intersection.

The earlier collapse was on July 16, when a crane fell into a building in the city’s financial district.

Officials have said nobody was injured in that case either.

Tory says he’s encouraging the construction industry to “take all precautions possible” to keep their sites safe, and is pushing for the province’s Ministry of Labour to send instructions to the industry “as soon as possible.”

“This is the second crane collapse in our city in less than a month and so we will want to know what exactly happened in both cases and how it can be prevented,” he said in a written statement.


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