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Mission Group open to memorials for those killed in Kelowna crane collapse

This crane collapse killed five men in Kelowna on July 12.
August 23, 2021 - 6:00 AM

The Mission Group is now back in charge of their construction site in downtown Kelowna where five men lost their lives on July 12 after a tower crane collapsed there.

WorkSafeBC turned the site back over to the company on Aug. 4, according to a letter the Mission Group sent to those who have bought units in the Brooklyn tower where the crane was working.

READ MORE: Kelowna tower crane collapse one of the deadliest in recent memory

The company does not seem to have anything planned itself to memorialize the four workers and one neighbour who died, but is open to ideas.

“We would look forward to supporting public memorials or events as they occur and according to needs and ideas expressed by our community and those impacted,” states an email from the company to iNFOnews.ca.

The letter to the homeowners says the company is working with “adjusters and structural engineers and other consultants to help determine next steps and identify any changes to the completion timeline for the project.”

The Brooklyn is the first of three highrise towers the Mission Group is building as part of its Bernard Block project, located on Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna between St. Paul and Bertram streets.

READ MORE: This corner of downtown Kelowna is about to change drastically

More the $650,000 has been raised through GoFundMe campaigns for the families of the five men who died.

READ MORE: More than $500K raised for families of men killed in Kelowna crane collapse

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