Crane collapse downtown

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The Green Barbarian wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 2:17 pm I just talked to the RCMP manning the post at Bernard and St. Paul and they told me I can probably get my truck "later tonight". I said I was worried about it being broken into and she told me "there's a hundred cops surrounding it, I think it's safe".
100 cops? Surprising Kelowna has that many RCMP.
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Urban Cowboy wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 12:08 pm Makes me wonder what caused that as the crane is anchored in concrete?
"The developer of the site at Bernard Avenue and St. Paul Street said there was a “catastrophic failure” at about 10:45 a.m. when the crane fell during the dismantling process." - Mission Group statement
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eires37 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 2:26 pm

100 cops? Surprising Kelowna has that many RCMP.
I believe it might have been an exaggeration. There are a lot of police on site, that I can state as an eye witness.
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The Green Barbarian wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 2:17 pm I just talked to the RCMP manning the post at Bernard and St. Paul and they told me I can probably get my truck "later tonight". I said I was worried about it being broken into and she told me "there's a hundred cops surrounding it, I think it's safe".
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The Green Barbarian wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 2:35 pm
eires37 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 2:26 pm

100 cops? Surprising Kelowna has that many RCMP.
I believe it might have been an exaggeration. There are a lot of police on site, that I can state as an eye witness.
There were approx six or so police on the St. Paul/Doyle side.

I got multiple photos of the site from the backalley where the crane has collapsed.
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UPDATE 3:30 p.m.

The Kelowna RCMP says at least one person has died in the downtown crane collapse.

“At this time, we are not prepared to confirm the number of deceased and injured persons in this matter, but there is at least one fatality as a result of this incident,” said Insp. Adam MacIntosh of the Kelowna RCMP.

“We will be providing further details as soon as we are able to do so.”

Police say an evacuation order remains in place around the construction site. The BC Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC are on scene conducting their own concurrent investigation.

“This area will be cordoned off until the investigation is complete,” police said.

A notice has been issued banning aircraft including drones in the area.
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UPDATE 3:10 p.m.

The City of Kelowna has declared a local state of emergency in response to Monday’s downtown crane collapse.

Evacuation orders have been issued for the following addresses:

547 – 612 Bernard Ave
1450 – 1488 Bertram Street
1441 – 1471 St. Paul Street
Castanet has also heard from residents on Doyle Avenue who have been evacuated.

“As an evolving situation, the incident site and its surrounding area remains unsafe and unstable. Road and sidewalk closures, including barricades, are in place to ensure safety. Residents and visitors are to stay out of the area,” the Central Okanagan Regional District said in a news release.

Residents are not being allowed to return home or to their place of work. Traffic control workers brought in to block roads have been told the entire area is being shut down for at least 24 hours.

At this point, nobody knows how long the evacuation order will be in place. When a crane was damaged by a fire earlier this year in Glenmore, the area was evacuated for multiple days.

RCMP are patrolling the evacuation zone to ensure its security.

Evacuees are being told to go to the Salvation Army at 1480 Sutherland Avenue for Emergency Support Services.

There has still been no announcement on any fatalities in the collapse. BC Emergency Health Services said at least three were injured.
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Global News is reporting multiple fatalities.
https://globalnews.ca/news/8021626/down ... -collapse/
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Triple 6 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 3:59 pm Global News is reporting multiple fatalities.
https://globalnews.ca/news/8021626/down ... -collapse/
I dunno about that .. But I'll just have to wait for that ..

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Tragic, absolutely and completely tragic for those involved. Saddest day for those who go to work and don't make it home again.

Absolutely sad today.
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Sad for those people who lost their lives and for their loved ones.
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Queen K wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 4:20 pm Tragic, absolutely and completely tragic for those involved. Saddest day for those who go to work and don't make it home again.

Absolutely sad today.
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