(Source: CBC News)

Alberta officials are investigating another incident at a downtown Calgary construction site, this time involving the failure of a small crane.

The mobile crane, which was roped to the Bow building, fell off the third storey on Saturday, smashed into some windows and was left dangling over the construction site.

“There was a hoist that was lifting a window panel, and the hoist failed, and the window panel fell approximately 20 feet,” said Chris Chodan, a spokesman for Alberta Employment. “And as a result of that, the hoist has been removed to be inspected and certified, and we have Occupational Health and Safety officers investigating it.”

The worker operating the crane at the time was not hurt.

The Bow complex, located on Centre Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues S.E., will be the new headquarters for EnCana Corp.

Read the full article “Crane left dangling over Bow building site” in the CBC News (September 29, 2009).

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