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Canada More residents evacuated as work to dismantle collapsed Halifax crane begins

00:20  14 october  2019
00:20  14 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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HALIFAX —Part of a collapsed crane sitting on top of a building, secured only by gravity, led to a Halifax evacuation order Monday that saw dozens of residents forced to The crane originally came from the work site of the Brenton Place development at the corner of Brenton St. and Brenton Place.

Some residents who were evacuated from their residences after a crane recently collapsed in downtown Halifax are wondering when they'll receive compensation for the time they've been forced to A toppled building crane is draped over a new construction project in Halifax on Sunday, Sept.

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HALIFAX — Crews in Halifax have begun work to dismantle a crane that toppled onto a building during post-tropical storm Dorian.

The crane collapsed on Sept. 7 and some residents and businesses have since been evacuated.

This week, residents in 11 additional units of the Trillium condo building were advised to vacate by Sunday morning so work could begin.

A spokeswoman for Nova Scotia's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal says the project involves removing portions of the crane that are hanging off the building, including front and counterweight jibs.

She could not confirm how long it will take to cut and remove the crane or when residents will be allowed to return.

The spokeswoman says safety is the top priority in the project and workers are stabilizing the crane to protect people and surrounding infrastructure from falling debris.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published Oct. 13, 2019.

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