The province’s Ministry of Labour is investigating after a massive construction crane came toppling to the ground in the heart of Toronto.
Police and fire crews arrived around 10:30 a.m. Thursday and found the crane laying across the intersection of Dundas Street and River Street.
First responders at the scene said no one was hurt, though there is some property damage.
That area of downtown is dotted with high-rise apartments and office towers and officials will be assessing any potential impact of the accident on surrounding buildings.
On Thursday afternoon, Toronto Mayor John Tory said he wants to know how this could have happened.
He also pointed out that this is the second construction crane collapse in the city in under a month.
“While the incident is still under investigation, I encourage the construction industry in our city to take all precautions possible to make sure their sites and cranes continue to be safe,” said Tory.
Tory also says he’s reached out to the Ministry of Labour’s office, asking them to consider additional inspections of construction sites.
I am thankful that no one was seriously injured or killed in today’s crane collapse on Dundas Street East.
Thank you to all our first responders who responded to this incident and continue to be at the scene. pic.twitter.com/TcexTzBQnu
— John Tory (@JohnTory) August 6, 2020
Photo courtesy of @JohnTory on Twitter