“My thoughts are with the workers affected
, and I send my sincere condolences to the families
, friends and co-workers of the victims
,” Bains said in a 声明
“All workers have the right to a safe and healthy workplace — even one injury or death is too many. This is a heartbreaking reminder that we must strive to ensure the safety of all workers to prevent incidents like this from happening,” 他加了.
Bains said the accident is being investigated by WorkSafeBC, the BC Coroners Service and the RCMP.
MacIntosh said 911 calls regarding the collapse started coming into authorities just after 11 上午.
Several workers were on or near the site when the collapse occurred, 他说.
Kelowna sits along Okanagan Lake
, 关于 240 miles west of Vancouver and about
90 miles north of Canada’s border with the US
The crane collapse in Kelowna happened just days after a portion of another crane collapsed on top of a building in Toronto Saturday, causing damage to its rooftop but no injuries.
配重, 起重机的一部分是为了防止它倾翻, was located on top of the 8 The Esplanade residential building after it fell approximately 20 脚, Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell told CNN.
The top six floors of the condominium are mechanical rooms used for building maintenance, so no residential units were damaged, according to Powell.
The crane was carrying about
20,000 pounds of counterweight
, which shifted
, resulting in the crane tipping over
, Toronto Fire platoon chief Kevin Shaw told CNN newsgathering partner CTV News
“This crane collapse [造成] a bit of structural damage on the roof area, but no danger to any of the floors below, tenants or anything and didn’t get into any the apartment unit,” Shaw told CTV.
CNN has reached out to Del Property Management, which owns 8 The Esplanade, for comment.