One man is confirmed dead and rescue crews managed to free another after a crane toppled over at a construction site at York University in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon.
CBC’s Trevor Dunn reported from the scene that two workers were trapped under the crane, which fell onto two other construction vehicles.
“One of the trapped men is in serious but stable condition. The other one has not survived,” Dunn reported at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Shortly after that report, crews were able to free the man that survived. He was rushed to Toronto with “major trauma,” according to police, but there was no further information about his condition.
A surgical crew was on site ready to help free the man if needed, but rescue crews were able to remove him.
Four other workers were injured in the incident. Three had minor injuries and one had serious injuries, according to EMS. All were taken to hospital.
Police said the crane collapsed at around 2:30 p.m. ET at York’s Schulich School of Business at James Gillies Street and York Boulevard.
It’s not known what caused the crane to collapse. TTC crews were working on the site, which is part of the Spadina subway expansion.
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York University has confirmed to CBC News that no students were injured in the incident.
Police have set up a command post near the scene. The entrance to York University at Keele Street and York Boulevard has been blocked.
Dunn reported that the incident has caused widespread traffic problems in the area.