Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said the operator of the crane was injured, but it was another worker at the site that sustained injuries.
A crane operator at an Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction site has been injured after a mobile truck crane tipped over Monday evening.
Emergency crews were called to the area of Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East at around 6 p.m. with reports a crane fell over.
Kristin Jenkins, a spokesperson for Crosslinx — the consortium building the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, told Global News the crane was in place on a concrete platform for about eight months.
She said a sinkhole, possibly caused by a “water-related” issue, developed, causing the crane to fall forward into a fenced-off area on Eglinton Avenue East.
Jenkins said the worker operating the crane wasn’t injured. However, another worker who slipped and banged his knee was taken to a hospital by paramedics.
“We are eager to safely remove the crane, fix the damage and investigate what happened and ensure this doesn’t happen again,” she said.
— With files from Alanna Rizza
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