Worker Killed When Crane Drops Load in Vancouver [VIDEO]

Feb. 23, 2024
Tower crane was undamaged, and the operator uninjured.

A worker was killed when a tower crane dropped its load onto a site in Vancouver, British Columbia, spreading wood and other debris across multiple floors. EllisDon is the project contractor, according to news reports.

In a report by, dashcam video showed the moments the load fell.

Reports said about 1,700 workers were on the site at the time of the accident. The site was shut down and evacuated. The crane is intact and the operator uninjured.

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