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Fatal crane incident at Oakridge Park in Vancouver


One person died Wednesday afternoon after the load a crane was carrying came crashing down at a Vancouver construction site, according to officials.


Vancouver Fire Rescue Services confirmed the death just before 6 p.m., saying there were no other injuries at the site of the massive Oakridge Park development.


Emergency crews were called to the scene on Cambie Street near West 41st Avenue just after 3 p.m. and all of the more than 1,700 workers were evacuated, a fire department spokesperson said.


Multiple agencies have been called in to assist with the response.


The Vancouver Police Department has closed Cambie Street between West 41st and West 45th avenues.


WorkSafe BC, in an email, described the incident as “serious” and said a team of investigators had been “mobilized” but did not provide any additional details. 


With files from CTV News Vancouver’s Penny Daflos. 



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