Crane collapse downtown

User avatar
the truth
Admiral HMS Castanet
Posts: 30122
Joined: May 16th, 2007, 9:24 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by the truth »

*removed*
Last edited by ferri on Jul 12th, 2021, 4:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Off Topic
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell
Scrobins94
Generalissimo Postalot
Posts: 859
Joined: Jan 15th, 2017, 4:42 am

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by Scrobins94 »

How does something like this happens? I feel like we have so many safety protocols, things are overengineered for safety, etc...

Hope the injured people recover fully. What a sad day...
User avatar
the truth
Admiral HMS Castanet
Posts: 30122
Joined: May 16th, 2007, 9:24 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by the truth »

Scrobins94 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 4:39 pm How does something like this happens? I feel like we have so many safety protocols, things are overengineered for safety, etc...

Hope the injured people recover fully. What a sad day...
so much for safety protocols then
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell
User avatar
the truth
Admiral HMS Castanet
Posts: 30122
Joined: May 16th, 2007, 9:24 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by the truth »

the truth wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Scrobins94 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 4:39 pm How does something like this happens? I feel like we have so many safety protocols, things are overengineered for safety, etc...

Hope the injured people recover fully. What a sad day...
so much for safety protocols then
what next
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell
Kelownasfs
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: May 7th, 2021, 12:45 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by Kelownasfs »

It’s 5 confirmed dead. Very reliable source.
User avatar
MAPearce
Buddha of the Board
Posts: 17109
Joined: Nov 24th, 2009, 5:15 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by MAPearce »

Scrobins94 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 4:39 pm How does something like this happens? I feel like we have so many safety protocols, things are overengineered for safety, etc...

Hope the injured people recover fully. What a sad day...
Someone effed up ...

It's K Town .. Get it up, get them in , get the loot ..

Or it could be an old crane with unseen metal fatigue ..

Or a "newbie" who *bleep* the bed ..

Gonna have to wait for that .
Liberalism is a disease like cancer.. Once you get it , you can't get rid of it .
User avatar
mexi cali
Guru
Posts: 9343
Joined: May 5th, 2009, 2:48 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by mexi cali »

the truth wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Scrobins94 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 4:39 pm How does something like this happens? I feel like we have so many safety protocols, things are overengineered for safety, etc...

Hope the injured people recover fully. What a sad day...
so much for safety protocols then
What a ridiculous statement. Lets just scrap safety protocols because one time they didn't prevent a tragedy.

Shiit happens man. This is the worst case scenario but shiit still happens.
Praise the lord and pass the ammunition
voice of reason
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2045
Joined: Feb 22nd, 2009, 11:40 am

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by voice of reason »

this is pretty crazy. i literally look at this thing out my window every day.i have watched the building go up. watched the crane build itself taller . now its crashed down . i imagine the safety protocols on a crane are pretty intensive .it didnt seem excessively windy or anything . i am wondering if there was some metal fatigue or stress fractures that went unnoticed
User avatar
JagXKR
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3312
Joined: Jun 19th, 2011, 6:25 am

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by JagXKR »

News conference with the Mission Group CEO says that the contracted workers were not unionized workers.
Safety concerns?
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.
User avatar
normaM
Admiral HMS Castanet
Posts: 32021
Joined: Sep 18th, 2007, 7:28 am

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by normaM »

oh my Heart :( Always disliked Mission Group.. love they said " non union" instead of stating what a tragedy
Effing company does damage control when people died
Maybe our Major and Council can STOP kissing
MG azz
Damn
They hire non union.. save themselves a few bucks, people died
Too upset.... what a sad day in Kelowna
Am I free tomorrow? No I'm expensive every day
BC Landlord
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3936
Joined: Jul 15th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by BC Landlord »

JagXKR wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 5:43 pm News conference with the Mission Group CEO says that the contracted workers were not unionized workers.
Safety concerns?
What does safety have to with unions? I am pretty sure, when it comes to cranes, every operator has to follow prescribed safety protocols. It's like flying a plane. Doesn't matter who's piloting it, there are checklists to go through before you take off. I've actually seen so many screw-ups by unionized workforce, beyond comprehension.
rookie314
Übergod
Posts: 1671
Joined: Jun 11th, 2005, 10:00 am

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by rookie314 »

BC Landlord wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 6:00 pm
JagXKR wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 5:43 pm News conference with the Mission Group CEO says that the contracted workers were not unionized workers.
Safety concerns?
What does safety have to with unions? I am pretty sure, when it comes to cranes, every operator has to follow prescribed safety protocols. It's like flying a plane. Doesn't matter who's piloting it, there are checklists to go through before you take off. I've actually seen so many screw-ups by unionized workforce, beyond comprehension.
We have safety protocols because of unions.
User avatar
Urban Cowboy
Guru
Posts: 8000
Joined: Apr 27th, 2013, 3:47 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by Urban Cowboy »

normaM wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 5:56 pm oh my Heart :( Always disliked Mission Group.. love they said " non union" instead of stating what a tragedy
Effing company does damage control when people died
Maybe our Major and Council can STOP kissing
MG azz
Damn
They hire non union.. save themselves a few bucks, people died
Too upset.... what a sad day in Kelowna
You are sadly misguided if you believe that belonging to a union guarantees a better quality of work.

I've actually noted the exact opposite more than a time or two.
rookie314 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 6:07 pm We have safety protocols because of unions.
Baloney!

Those have far more to do with Work Safe/Workers Compensation than they do with unions.
Last edited by Urban Cowboy on Jul 12th, 2021, 6:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost" - Tolkien
User avatar
ferri
Forum Administrator
Posts: 55954
Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:21 pm

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by ferri »

UPDATE 5:05 p.m.

The Kelowna RCMP have now said there were “multiple fatalities” in the crane collapse.

"Not all persons have been properly identified, and so right now, all we can tell you is that there have been multiple fatalities from people in that area," Insp. Adam MacIntosh told CTV News.

Part of the crane that fell struck a nearby office building and a seniors home.

The Mission Group, the developer of the project where the crane fell, is providing a statement at 5:15 p.m. Castanet will live stream that news conference.
https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... wna#339739
“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”
― Albert Einstein
Zazzle
Newbie
Posts: 85
Joined: Dec 31st, 2007, 8:14 am

Re: Crane collapse downtown

Post by Zazzle »

Union has nothing to do with safety when it comes to jobsites like these

Return to “Central Okanagan”