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Two new cranes to be erected on site of Kelowna deadly crane collapse

FILE PHOTO - A witness said she saw a worker escape through the yellow structure attached to the building the background.

Two new tower cranes are going up this week on the same site where a crane’s collapse caused the death of five people in downtown Kelowna.

“Mission Group has been working with Emry Formworks Inc. to develop a Safety Deployment Plan for the careful and diligent assembly of two new tower cranes. The cranes are required for the construction and completion of the Block office tower and Bertram condo tower at Bernard Block,” according to a press release issued by Mission Group, the developer of Bernard Block.

The two cranes will be assembled on site by Morwest Crane and Services Ltd Tuesday, Oct. 26.

“Mission Group has also planned the timing for crane assembly to help ensure minimal impact to the public and local businesses and has directly and personally advised potentially impacted business owners and operators in advance. Supervisors and construction safety officers have been assigned by Mission Group and will be onsite throughout the entire setup process,” according to the developer's press release.

READ MORE: Fatal Kelowna crane collapse still under criminal investigation

The crane collapse occurred July 12 as it was being taken down from its job on the Brooklyn condo tower on St. Paul Street.

Four workers died along with another man working in an office next door.

READ MORE: Online fundraisers underway for families of men killed in Kelowna crane collapse

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