Man arrested after scaling crane at construction site in London, Ont.
By Jillian MorganConstruction Health & Safety
LONDON, Ont.—A 31-year-old man was arrested Sept. 18 after climbing a crane at a construction site in downtown London. The incident occurred just a month after emergency crews apprehended yet another crane climber near Toronto’s waterfront.
Police, fire and emergency medical services were called to a construction site on King Street at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 17. Crews scaled the crane and, after several hours, assisted the man down and arrested him shortly before 1 a.m.
London Police determined the man was not in distress after speaking with him. Steven Oakes, of no fixed address, has been charged with mischief endangering life.
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The incident is the latest in a string of crane climbing escapades plaguing construction sites. In August, a woman was apprehended from a crane cab at a condo construction site in Toronto’s west end. A 23-year-old woman made headlines in April 2017 after climbing a crane at a construction site in downtown Toronto.