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Fundraising effort underway for 5th victim of Kelowna crane collapse

Brad Zawislak was one of the five men killed in the crane collapse in Kelowna. He's pictured with his wife Helen Furuya.
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July 16, 2021 - 12:00 PM

An online fundraising campaign has been launched for the family of one of the five men killed in the Kelowna crane collapse on Monday.

Brad Zawislak was a civil engineering technologist at Protech Consulting, which is located at 1461 St. Paul Street, next to the site of the collapse, according to his LinedIn page.

“The Zawislak/Furuya Family is devastated with the sudden and tragic loss of Brad,” states a GoFundMe page created by Kelly Furuya and Trevor Zawislak who are organizing the fundraiser on behalf of Zawislak’s wife, Helen Furuya and his two children. “On Monday morning, July 12, in the office with his work family, the crane collapse claimed its fifth victim. He is gone far too soon. He will be sorely missed. He will never be forgotten.”

“Brad was truly amazing, always quick with a smile, fast with a joke, he genuinely cared about the people near him,” the post reads. “This tragic loss will leave an unfillable void for his family. We ask for your help. This financial support will help his family secure their stability while they come to grips with their loss.”

The fundraiser collected $35,000 in donations in the first three hours it was online.

The GoFundMe page for the Zawislak/Furuya family can be found here.

GoFundMe campaigns for the four construction workers who died in the crane collapse have raised more than $230,000.

READ MORE: Donations for families of workers killed in Kelowna crane collapse climb to almost $200K

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