Nova Scotia

No one injured after building under construction collapses in Bedford

Developer Mori Abari says the incident, which happened around 1 p.m. AT Sunday, is now under investigation.

Developer Mori Abari says the incident is now under investigation

The building, which will be the future Larry Uteck Plaza, has been under construction for three weeks. (Steve Lawrence/CBC)

No one was injured after part of a building under construction collapsed in the Bedford, N.S., area on Sunday.

Developer Mori Abari of Larry Uteck Developments Ltd. says no one was at the site on the corner of Larry Uteck Boulevard and Brookline Drive when part of the wooden frame collapsed around 1 p.m. AT.

"I am happy, I am happy nothing happened to anybody," Abari said Monday. "Nobody was injured, nobody was hurt."

The building, which has been under construction for about three weeks, is the future Larry Uteck Plaza, which will house retail businesses and commercial offices.

The wooden frame of the building can be seen collapsed in on itself on Sunday afternoon. (Steve Lawrence/CBC)

Abari said the incident is now under investigation, and the company, contractor and insurance will be looking into the cause of the collapse.

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration is also looking into the incident.

"As it is still early in the investigation, we do not have any further updates at this time," it said in an emailed statement.

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Cassidy Chisholm

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Cassidy Chisholm is a digital journalist with CBC News in Nova Scotia. She was previously based at CBC New Brunswick. You can reach her at cassidy.chisholm@cbc.ca

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