News release

Crane Removal Update

Government continues to move forward with the project to remove a fallen crane in the interest of public safety. Today, Sept. 23, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is hiring two companies to advance the work as soon as possible.

Harbourside Engineering Consultants and R&D Crane Operator Limited and their subcontractors will also receive protection against claims of damage that may result from their work to remove the crane.

With the complexity of the project, estimated timelines and approach will likely be revised as work begins.

Once the project is complete, government will make every effort to recover its cost.

Quick Facts:

  • the crane collapsed during Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 7 on a building on South Park Street in Halifax
  • government declared a localized state of emergency at the site where the crane rests on Sept. 18. It remains in effect for 14 days unless government ends or extends it.
  • 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

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