Demolition error: Vancouver building collapses on street

Things could have gone better at the corner of Helmcken and Hornby Street.


Part 2



Almost Angry

Jun 11, 2010 at 4:07pm

Incompetence sucks.

The Real Zweisystem

Jun 12, 2010 at 4:25pm

This is all skytrain's fault.

Skytrain is so expensive that the excavators had to cheap out on amatures.

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Jun 13, 2010 at 12:08am

Nice footage, but did it really need a soundtrack?


Jun 13, 2010 at 12:08pm

I noticed a Georgia Straight paper box in the video, if you could make a conspiracy theory out of this, props to you.

dan levesque

Jun 14, 2010 at 11:54pm

same company that brought leaky condos to vancouver. does anyone check their resumes before giving them jobs like this. next port mann bridge falls against old one...takes out both. traffic mayhem for 5 years.


Jun 16, 2010 at 11:10am

how about a study of injury rates in construction in vancouver?...and compensation!


Jun 16, 2010 at 4:59pm

Are you upset about this incident? Why not write a letter to the city, to Worker's Comp, etc. Both are investigating. Both need to hear from us.

Maybe you can demand that this company is prohibited from doing business in our city ever again. Do you think that the only reason innocent people (employees or passers by) didn't die in this incident was pure luck? To me it looks like pure luck and nothing but. Twice in a row. Would you not learn after the first mistake? Should you ever be allowed to do business in our city again if you didn't learn after the first almost deadly mistake?