Man taken to hospital after crane collapses at Eglinton Crosstown construction site

Nov 24 2020, 7:18 am

A man was taken to the hospital after a mobile crane collapsed at the Eglinton Crosstown construction site on Monday evening.

At 6:06 pm, the Toronto police reported that an incident occurred at Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East with the man receiving minor injuries.

In a statement, Metrolinx said they were made aware of the incident by their contractor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions.

“We understand Crosslinx engineers and staff are on-site to determine exactly what happened and fully understand the cause and impact of this incident. Safety is critical to everything Metrolinx does. We will continue to monitor and update the situation as we learn more,” a spokesperson said.

Toronto Fire also responded to the scene, and Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said the Ministry of Labour will be investigating the incident.

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