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Crane collapses into downtown Toronto building

Toronto crane collapse creates challenge for engineers
WATCH ABOVE: A crane at a downtown Toronto construction site suddenly collapsed Thursday morning. Fortunately no one was hurt, but it has created a challenge for emergency crews and engineers.

A construction crane has collapsed and fallen into a downtown Toronto building Thursday morning.

Toronto police said emergency crews responded to reports of a crane hitting a building at Simcoe and Wellington streets at 10 a.m.

Police said two buildings are being evacuated, 145 Wellington Street and 40 University Avenue.

Cellphone video shows aftermath of crane collapse in downtown Toronto
Cellphone video shows aftermath of crane collapse in downtown Toronto

The operator of the crane reportedly has minor injuries, but was able to climb down on his own, police said.

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Toronto Fire is currently checking for structural damage to the building and are determining how to get the crane down.

Simcoe is closed from Wellington to Front Street.