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Union Seeks Reforms in Wake of Tragic Canada Crane Collapse

Desmond Murray/The Canadian Press via AP

International Union Operating Engineers Local 115 wants to reform requirements for Crane assembly and disassembly in the aftermath of a tragic accident. The June 12th collapse claimed the lives of five workers, four of whom were dismantling the crane while the fifth was buried in debris that rained down on an adjacent building.

“I was shocked,” said Local 115 representative Frank Carr, “I couldn’t be believe it happened again.”

Carr cited other Crane collapses in Seattle, Texas and Eastern Canada as reasons why reform is urgently needed. “It’s unfortunate and horrible,” said Carr of the collapse. “We need to do what we can to make sure it never happens again.”

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