July 10 (UPI) – Police said a service crane on top of a building in downtown Toronto fell on the roof and caused structural damage to the condominium building, but no injuries were reported.
The Toronto Police Service announced that the service crane, which is approximately 4.5 to 4.5 meters high, tipped over shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday at 8 p.m. The Esplanade in downtown city and covered a distance of approximately 6 meters on the The roof of the building fell.
Toronto Fire Department officials said the crane caused significant structural damage to the roof, but none of the apartments in the building were affected as the top floors of the tower are used for maintenance purposes.
No casualties were reported in the incident.
“The crane collapsed, causing some structural damage to the roof, but no harm to the floors below. It did not enter any of the residential units,” Toronto Fire Department chief Kevin Shaw told CBC News. “There were no injuries. The crane managers obtain equipment and personnel to secure the crane so that they can dismantle it. “
Shaw said the crane appeared to have tipped over when its counterweights shifted, totaling about 20,000 pounds.
Rescue workers evacuated some nearby buildings while workers assessed the damage and structural integrity of the building. Police closed the surrounding streets after the collapse, but they reopened a few hours later.