06.08.2020

Tower crane down in Toronto

A tower crane came down earlier today in Toronto, Canada. We understand that while no one was injured in the incident a passing pedestrian had a narrow escape with only her bike damaged, and a man nearby was reported to be suffering from shock when the jib landed alongside him.
Photo courtesy Toronto mayor Tory

It is clear that the cause of the collapse is down to slew ring bolts, as the entire top of the crane has came away at the point, not unlike the fatal incident in Battersea, London in 2006 (see: Two die and 100 evacuated in Battersea.
A closer look at the point of failure



The following video is dash cam footage of the incident occurring:


We will update this item when we learn more.

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