Toronto Fire Crews respond as crane collapses into downtown building

Jul 16 2020, 12:04 pm

Toronto Fire Crews, alongside Toronto Medics and Toronto Police Operations, are responding to a crane collapse on Wellington Street.

According to Toronto’s Fire Chief and General Manager of Emergency Management, Matthew Pegg, crews have been working on securing broken sections of the building that a crane crashed into. They are also “taking precautions” in the event that the crane collapses further.

A few Toronto buildings have been evacuated including 40 University, 145 Wellington Street West and 144 and 146 Front Street West.

No injuries have been reported on the scene.

A mobile crane attended to the scene and initial estimates from hoisting engineers have concluded that the completion of operations will require twelve hours or longer.


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