Video shows pane spinning from construction site in Toronto and shards of glass falling onto the street | MCU Times

Video shows pane spinning from construction site in Toronto and shards of glass falling onto the street

TORONTO – A pane of glass that was seen spinning dozens of floors above the ground in an apartment building in Toronto before it shattered and threw shards of glass onto the street below was captured on video by a resident with eagle eyes.

Claire Hulme told CTV News Toronto she was in her downtown apartment Friday morning when she noticed a twinkling light outside her window coming from a nearby construction site, located off Front Street West and Draper Avenue, in the city’s fashion district .

“I immediately started recording because I knew it would not end well,” Hulme said. – It was quite clear that something would happen.

Video shows the glass swirling violently in the wind before smashing into the side of a building, sending thousands of shards of glass out onto the street below.

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Hulme, who can be heard gasping in the video, said the entire incident lasted about two minutes. Ten minutes after that, she said she saw rescue crews at the scene blocking Front Street West and putting up pylons and warning tape.

Remarkably, only one injury was reported after the incident, which police told CTV News Toronto was relatively minor.

“There was not even any blood involved,” Toronto police said. said David Hopkinson. “It did not even break the skin.”

The Department of Labor confirmed Friday night that an inspector has been appointed to investigate the incident. The ministry added that the person who sustained the injury was a construction worker at the Ellis Don site.

Police are urging people to exercise caution in the area.

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