Final piece of crane that toppled during Dorian removed
General cleanup of site could take a few more days
The final piece of a crane that toppled onto a building under construction in downtown Halifax during last month's post-tropical storm was removed on Saturday.
But Nova Scotia's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal said it will take a few more days to clear debris from the site.
"The work has required many long hours and painstaking planning, and there is still more to do. It is dangerous work," Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, said in a news release.
"I want to thank the crews for their expertise and all the work they have done to get this crane down safely."
The crane toppled on to the Olympus building during Dorian, a powerful storm that moved through Nova Scotia on Sept. 7.
Once the building assessment is complete, more information on next steps will be shared, the news release said.
The assessment will allow Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency to determine if more evacuation orders could be lifted.
Workers will next focus on dismantling and removing the heavy-lift cranes and cleaning up the site.