Crane collapse downtown

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Evacuation zone in place
Roughly two blocks of downtown Kelowna are still cordoned off as an investigation continues into a fatal crane collapse Monday morning.

Multiple people were killed when the crane at the Bernard Block development at Bernard Avenue and St. Paul Street collapsed during the dismantling process.

The vertical portion of the crane is also now at risk of collapse, forcing the evacuation of homes and businesses in the area.

During a news conference Monday evening, Mission Group CEO Jon Friesen was unable to say when the rest of the crane would be stabilized and evacuation orders lifted.

“I think that is for future days, right now we are just concerned with the injured and those who were not so lucky,” Friesen said, calling the incident "a tragedy."
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https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... -be-lifted
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Zazzle wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 6:13 pm Union has nothing to do with safety when it comes to jobsites like these
It amazes me that people make statements like this when a simple google search would provide a wealth of information from many sources that would save them embarrassment.

Yes, union sites are safer. If M.G. had used a union contractor, this collapse probably wouldn't have happened.

But they wanted to save money, I guess.
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crookedmember wrote: Jul 13th, 2021, 8:55 am
Zazzle wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 6:13 pm Union has nothing to do with safety when it comes to jobsites like these
It amazes me that people make statements like this when a simple google search would provide a wealth of information from many sources that would save them embarrassment.

Yes, union sites are safer. If M.G. had used a union contractor, this collapse probably wouldn't have happened.

But they wanted to save money, I guess.

exactly....................
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It has absolutely NOTHING to do with union or not some of you need to wake up
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Take your Union/Anti-Union to another thread. Enough derailing!
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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".
Were you able to get it out? I had to leave my vehicle parked in that area too as they would not allow me to retrieve it. Hoping I can get it tonight.
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I think falling is the worst way to die. A terrifying way to meet your end. Ever since I can remember I've had dreams where I was flying, and then looking down 200 feet to the ground below, and suddenly I can't, and I come crashing down to the ground, and wake up in a cold sweat just before impact.
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Mission Group projects seem to have big problems. Not so long ago they had a massive flood on one of their student housing projects. This worries me because it seems like a lot of bad things happen with their projects. And now the worst of all, multiple fatalities at their construction site. Perhaps they should increase their focus on quality and safety a bit more. Nobody should die as a result of working. Feel bad for those who died and were injured, and their loved ones. What a sad day in Kelowna's history.
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Given the accident that happened up in Glenmore earlier this year, this beginning to look like a concerning pattern.

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I just saw the video posted by the crane company.

2 workers not wearing hardhats and the one guy on the right is not even wearing any fall restraint device.

One person is posting to Instagram and farming social media points while performing critical and dangerous crane disassembly.

WorkSafe BC loves the fact these clowns posted to Instagram.
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Scrobins94 wrote: Jul 13th, 2021, 9:11 am Mission Group projects seem to have big problems. Not so long ago they had a massive flood on one of their student housing projects. This worries me because it seems like a lot of bad things happen with their projects. And now the worst of all, multiple fatalities at their construction site. Perhaps they should increase their focus on quality and safety a bit more. Nobody should die as a result of working. Feel bad for those who died and were injured, and their loved ones. What a sad day in Kelowna's history.
Mission Group always specialized in low-rise construction. Ella was the first concrete tower that they finished recently, this one was the second high-rise project, I believe. Perhaps lack of experience in high-rise construction has something to do with the outcome.

A sad day indeed.
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lsj777 wrote: Jul 12th, 2021, 11:48 pm
I thought the Prime Contractor must make sure that any sub contractors must have workers compensation in place for his company and all his employees and he is in good standing with the workers compensation board . This would save the Prime Contractor from any claims against them . I might be wrong but that's the way I was told it works .
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You guys a few if you are being ignorant and out of line here..
FACT Leibherr is a very expensive crane, probably one of the most expensive.
AND it appears it may have been brand new and on its first job..

So if you think anyone cheaped out, show us an example of a better peice of equipment they could have used.. :smt045
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Vacancyrate wrote: Jul 13th, 2021, 9:19 am I just saw the video posted by the crane company.

2 workers not wearing hardhats and the one guy on the right is not even wearing any fall restraint device.

One person is posting to Instagram and farming social media points while performing critical and dangerous crane disassembly.

WorkSafe BC loves the fact these clowns posted to Instagram.
Seriously reffering to dead people as clowns come on man
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RCMP to hold crane update
UPDATE 9:11 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP have announced they will be holding a news conference at 11 a.m. to provide the latest update on the tragic crane collapse in downtown Kelowna.

The collapse claimed multiple lives but the exact number of the deceased and injured remains unclear. The father of one of the workers who was feared dead told Castanet on Monday there were four fatalities.

Many businesses in the downtown core near the crane, including the Safeway on Bernard Avenue, remain closed on Tuesday.
https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... -be-lifted
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