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Several people were killed on Monday in a crane collapse on a construction site in British Columbia, Canada.
Four men were confirmed dead and a fifth was hospitalized and later died, according to CTV News in British Columbia.
According to CNN, the crane was attached to a high-rise when it tipped over. When it collapsed, the crane hit an adjacent professional building and also the roof of a senior citizen’s home, says the police inspector.
Officials evacuated the area and a declaration of emergency has been declared an investigation has been initiated.
The incident was the country’s second crane incident in recent days. The first occurred on the roof of a building in Toronto on Saturday but did not result in any injuries or residential units affected by the crash.
In the Toronto incident, CNN reported that the counterweight, which was supposed to prevent the crane from tipping, was carrying about 20,000 pounds and was being moved.
Dave Lubach is the Senior Editor of Facility Market.