A loader crane truck toppled over at the construction site for the new Abbotsford courthouse on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 27. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Crane truck topples over at Abbotsford courthouse construction site

Nobody injured in incident on Trethewey Street and George Ferguson Way

A loader crane truck toppled over Wednesday afternoon at the construction site for the new Abbotsford courthouse in the area of Trethewey Street and George Ferguson Way.

Few details are available at this time, but it doesn’t appear that anyone was injured in the incident.

As of 3 p.m., the truck was still on its side, and workers were gathered around.

A loader crane truck is used to help load and unload trucks and other heavy items.

The new Abbotsford courthouse was announced in February 2017 and is expected to open later this year.

The $152 million, 16,000-square-foot building will house 14 courtrooms (eight provincial, three Supreme and three initial appearance/conference rooms).

A worker was injured at the construction site in January of this year, after a boom lift tipped over and flung him against the adjacent wall.

In October 2019 at the site, emergency crews had to scale a multi-storey construction crane to rescue its operator, who has suffered a medical emergency inside.

RELATED: Construction worker injured after boom lift falls over at new Abbotsford courthouse

RELATED: Crane-operator rescued from multi-storey machine after suffering medical emergency

Report an error or send us your tips, photos and video.

Vikki Hopes | Reporter

@VikkiHopes

Send Vikki an email.
Like the Abbotsford News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Construction

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

A loader crane truck toppled over at the construction site for the new Abbotsford courthouse on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 27. (Photo by Carrie Lockwood)

Just Posted

Sumas First Nation pilots eight-inch gill-net fishery in Sumas/Vedder River

Project in Abbotsford renews fishing practice and data gathering of chinook salmon

Abbotsford woman starts petition to have B.C. government help with IVF costs

Jennifer Kuiken says cost of in vitro fertilization is too high for most people

Chilliwack home built in 1910 will be saved from demolition

The 110-year-old house on Hope River Road is being relocated to nearby Riverside Drive

Police watchdog investigating after Abbotsford man seriously injured during arrest

Abbotsford police used ‘less lethal firearm’ and dog in arrest of man believed to have gun

Abbotsford woman releases book of poetry

Saniya Kaushal’s ‘you are not ugly’ addresses hurtful words and behaviours

21 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in B.C. as virus ‘silently circulates’ in broader community

Health officials urge British Columbians to enjoy summer safely as surge continues

Tough time for tree fruits as some B.C. farm products soar

Province reports record 2019 sales, largely due to cannabis

‘Let’s all do a self-check’: Okanagan mayor reacts to racist vandalism targeting local family

Home of Indo-Canadian family in Summerland was targeted on evening of July 13

Province agrees to multimillion-dollar payout for alleged victims of Kelowna social worker

Robert Riley Saunders is accused of misappropriating funds of children — often Indigenous — in his care

B.C. businessman David Sidoo gets 3 months behind bars for college admissions scam

Sidoo was sentenced for hiring someone take the SATs in place of his two sons

PHOTOS: Inside a newly-listed $22M mega-mansion on ALR land in B.C.

The large home, located on ALR land, is one of the last new mansions to legally be built on ALR land

COVID-19 gives B.C. First Nation rare chance to examine tourism’s impact on grizzly bears

With 40 infrared cameras deployed in Kitasoo-Xai’Xais territory, research will help develop tourism plan with least impact on bears

RCMP searching for culprit behind needle-filled lemons left on Coquitlam-area trails

The two lemons found were thrown away leaving police with little evidence

NDP wants Lower Mainland MLA removed from BC Liberal caucus for alleged homophobia

BC Liberal leader, some MLAs apologize for Christian magazine ads but Laurie Throness doubles down

Most Read