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Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

(OP)
From Google Maps August 2018, the construction site hosting the crane is the red plot while the location of the building upon which the crane collapsed is the green site.


View from Brenton St. facing west showing the construction site hosting the crane in the foreground.


View from South Park St facing east showing the site of the building upon which the crane collapsed. The counterweight from the crane landed in front of the blue house.

RE: Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

(OP)
Counterweight in front of blue house on South Park St. from Twitter feed of Dave Heintzman.

RE: Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

Here is another isometric view from Google with the blue house in the middle and what is called the Trillium on the left where it appears the crane was staged. The building on the right (#5670) that took the collapse must have been demolished recently and was being rebuilt.

RE: Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

According to a coworker that lives across the street from this incident, the crane was being used on two related and adjacent construction jobs, and it fell onto one of those buildings that was under construction. So it's all-in-the-family so to speak, which should make the paperwork easier.

Nobody hurt. A Stop Work order has been issued. Some nearby buildings have been evacuated as a precaution.

[2nd Hand Info alert. Corrections welcome if needed.]

[Edit: Please don't read more into my post than I intended. Thanks.]

RE: Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

(OP)
Small consolation for the neighbours that have to put up with the nonsense. In this case there is little separation between no harm, no foul and fatalities.

RE: Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

(OP)
Note that the tower clipped the Trillium bldg on the way down (The Star)


RE: Halifax Crane Collapse - Hurr. Dorian

I've heard that the crane wasn't weatherveined although I've also heard the opposite and the pin was removed allowing the crane to freely spin. Does anybody have any clue on which one may be true?

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