Kelowna Crane Collapse

A memorial for the five victims of July's fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Capital News)

Data from Kelowna crane collapse allowed to be held onto by RCMP

Stemmer Construction Ltd. took issue with the use of data contained on siezed laptops

 

RCMP were called to an area near Shelter Bay Marina around 1:15 p.m. on Friday July, 29 after a call from a member of the public. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)

Vehicle used in West Kelowna homicide: RCMP

The victim has been identified but his name is not being released until next of kin are notified

 

A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

VIDEO: Memorial marks one year since deadly crane collapse shook Kelowna

Five horn blasts were aired to mark the one year anniversary

 

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RCMP Serious Crimes Unit continues to investigate Kelowna crane collapse

Kelowna RCMP and WorkSafeBC run separate investigations

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A memorial for the five victims of last July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna in October of 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WorkSafeBC investigation into Kelowna crane collapse continues 1 year later

The full investigation report is yet to be released

A memorial for the five victims of last July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna in October of 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Public memorial for 1 year anniversary of fatal Kelowna crane collapse

People are encouraged to gather at 10 a.m. on Bernard Ave.

Emergency crews responding to a downtown Kelowna construction site after a crane fell on Monday, July 12. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Capital News)

Mission Group holds moment of silence on anniversary of Kelowna crane collapse

Five men died when a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site July 12, 2021

A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Capital News)
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)
A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse in Kelowna stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Friends of victims urge construction pause at deadly Kelowna crane collapse site

Assembly of two new tower cranes at the site began on Tuesday

A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse in Kelowna stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Several spectators look at the wreckage after a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site on the morning of July 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

2 new cranes to be erected at site of deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Mission Group says company chosen to construct 2 new cranes for the site is a leader in the field

Several spectators look at the wreckage after a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site on the morning of July 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the previous day. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WorksafeBC returns deadly Kelowna crane collapse site to developer

Mission Group working to determine next steps, possible timeline changes

Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the previous day. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A guest signs a message board for Cailen Vilness at a memorial meet and fundraiser for the 23-year-old, which was hosted at Kelowna’s August Luxury Motorcars on July 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Thousands of dollars raised at memorial meet and fundraiser for Kelowna crane collapse victim

Hundreds passed through the event to pay tribute to Cailen Vilness and support his family

A guest signs a message board for Cailen Vilness at a memorial meet and fundraiser for the 23-year-old, which was hosted at Kelowna’s August Luxury Motorcars on July 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Cailen Vilness pictured with his girlfriend Jaydean. He was planning to propose to her before he was killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe)

Memorial fundraiser planned for victim of deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Fundraiser for Cailen Vilness set to take place Saturday at August Luxury Motorcars

Cailen Vilness pictured with his girlfriend Jaydean. He was planning to propose to her before he was killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe)
A section (left) of the vertical column of a construction crane is lowered past the mangled section of the fallen boom in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, following a fatal collapse of the crane on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Desmond Murray

Kelowna crane collapse clean-up completed, evacuation order lifted

The local state of emergency has also been lifted

A section (left) of the vertical column of a construction crane is lowered past the mangled section of the fallen boom in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, following a fatal collapse of the crane on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Desmond Murray
Crews finished dismantling the remainder of the collapsed crane on July 19, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Evacuation order mostly lifted 1 week after deadly Kelowna crane collapse

One property, a seniors’ building directly behind the construction site, remains on evacuation order

Crews finished dismantling the remainder of the collapsed crane on July 19, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
A photo of the construction site after the fallen crane’s removal on July 19, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)

Remainder of collapsed Kelowna crane dismantled, evacuation orders still in place

Further assessment needs to take place, update expected Tuesday morning

A photo of the construction site after the fallen crane’s removal on July 19, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Kelowna Capital News)
Cailen is pictured here with his girlfriend Jaydean. He was planning to propose to her before he was killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe)

Canadian country star pays tribute to cousin killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Aaron Pritchett described Cailen Vilness as a ‘prince of a man’

Cailen is pictured here with his girlfriend Jaydean. He was planning to propose to her before he was killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe)
The site of the vigil, prior to its commencement. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather for vigil for Kelowna crane collapse victims

Several people took to the podium to honour and pay their respects to the five men

The site of the vigil, prior to its commencement. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Brad Zawislak is the fifth victim of the crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe image)

5th victim from Kelowna crane collapse identified

Brad Zawislak was working in an office next door to the crane when it collapsed

Brad Zawislak is the fifth victim of the crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe image)
The collapsed crane at a downtown Kelowna construction site is slightly shorter on Wednesday, July 14, after crews completed the first stage of its disassembly. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Evacuation order remains in effect for downtown Kelowna as crane disassembly continues

Outside experts are being brought in to aid in the disassembly and removal of the collapsed crane

The collapsed crane at a downtown Kelowna construction site is slightly shorter on Wednesday, July 14, after crews completed the first stage of its disassembly. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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