**** CNS Media Release / Unstamped photos of anchor points via NS GOVERNMENT
Crane Removal Update
The removal of the crane that collapsed onto a Halifax apartment building during Hurricane Dorian is scheduled to get underway Sunday, Oct. 13. .
Residents in 11 additional units at the Trillium condo building have been instructed by Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency to vacate their units by 6 a.m. on Sunday. This is necessary for the next phase of the project to begin.
“We know this has been an extremely difficult time for those who have had their lives and business disrupted by this incident,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
“A significant amount of work has been completed and our team will continue to do everything they can to move this project forward quickly and safely.”
Timelines could change due to unexpected circumstances like bad weather. The safety of the workers and the public continues to be a priority.
The work area remains under a localized state of emergency to allow for the safe removal of the crane. Over the last two weeks, work crews have been securing the crane to prevent any movement during removal.
— the crane collapsed during Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 7 on a building on South Park Street
— government declared a localized state of emergency at the site where the crane rests on Sept. 18. It was extended for another 14 days on Oct. 2
— the localized emergency area is defined as the city block within the boundaries of South Park Street, and bordered by Brenton Street, Brenton Place and Spring Garden Road
— Halifax Fire and Emergency Services is responsible for the evacuation order affecting residential and business tenants
— the crane is secured in place by 26 anchor points using cable, chains and structural steel