5 folks confirmed useless in a tragic crane accident in Kelowna, British Columbia
Five people have been confirmed dead in a tragic crane accident in Kelowna, British Columbia.
The incident occurred on Monday at a construction site in Brooklyn when a crane crashed into a building. Several buildings around Bernard Avenue, Bertram Street and St. Paul Street were damaged.
The RCMP also confirmed that one person who was hospitalized has been released.
In a statement from the RCMP, they announced that the bodies of the five site workers had been recovered and the deaths reported to their families.
The fifth body was recovered on Tuesday evening, the police said. He was a Kelowna man working in an adjacent building when the crane crashed and was trapped in the rubble.
WorkSafeBC, the BC Coroners Service, and Kelowna RCMP are currently conducting an investigation.
Mission Group, the real estate developer behind the affected Brooklyn location, also released a statement following the tragedy.
“We would like to express our gratitude to the Kelowna rescue workers. Your timely and professional response to the rescue and treatment of those affected has made a very significant difference. “
“Mission Group will continue to work with all investigators and authorities. Any further details or updates we can provide are limited while the RCMP, BC Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC conduct their investigations, ”they added.