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Pacific House
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 899 Esquimalt Road
Municipality: Esquimalt
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 12
Condo units: 66 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, townhome, 1BR + den, 2BR + den)
Sales status: in planning
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#101 Mike K.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 12:17 PM

Yikes, eh. Thanks for that, Rob.

That’s literally the definition of a close call.

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#102 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 12:26 PM

Worksafe should be on this immediately.

 

But then I thought they'd investigate The Wade collapse but no.


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#103 Mike K.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 01:01 PM

Oh I didn’t know the outcome of the Wade collapse other than the interim assessment. Wasn’t it the City’s watermain that burst, flooding the immediate area and collapsing the wall?

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#104 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 01:08 PM

As far as the Wade was concerned, I thought the purpose of a Worksafe investigation would have been to confirm the cause as well as investigate whether there were any warning signs collapse was imminent. I similar collapse at The Falls site sparked an intensive investigation that uncovered some unsafe practices. But it seems with The Wade it was just, oh yeah, the watermain broke, no investigation needed.

 

So I am very interested in seeing if this near-fatality is properly investigated. 

 

It's not like it was unexpected. The excavator was working on the inside of the building, and the forces would naturally push the north facade outward toward the street. They didn't even have the street partitioned off. It's just crazy. 


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#105 Mike K.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 01:10 PM

Yeah, a little odd at this site for sure.

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#106 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:15 PM

Here's CHEK's coverage of the pedestrian incident; the contractor is claiming that the pedestrian ignored orders:

https://www.cheknews...olition-670238/



#107 GetLisaSomeHelps

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:45 PM

I'll take things that didnt happen for 1000, alek.

#108 LJ

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:10 PM

Didn't look like the guy in the hit-me vest did anything to prevent the pedestrian, and if he did and the guy kept walking he should have stopped the guy on the machine until the pedestrian was clear.


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#109 tiger11

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:21 AM

Not saying this wont happen, but ill be surprised if this project materializes in the near future in its current layout. Just have a feeling, 



#110 Jackerbie

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Posted Yesterday, 07:24 AM

Here's CHEK's coverage of the pedestrian incident; the contractor is claiming that the pedestrian ignored orders:

https://www.cheknews...olition-670238/

 

Remove the pedestrian from the whole incident and you've still got building debris falling into the sidewalk and road, a dust cloud obscuring the vehicle travel lanes, and no flagger to control traffic.

 

Did the building ignore orders, too?



#111 aastra

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Posted Yesterday, 08:27 AM

If there were tape markings on the ground then the dust cloud would have been obligated to abide by them.



#112 IPH

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Posted Today, 02:45 PM

Here's CHEK's coverage of the pedestrian incident; the contractor is claiming that the pedestrian ignored orders:

https://www.cheknews...olition-670238/

And that's why you don't hire an excavation contractor to do structural demolition!  As Rob says it will be interesting to see Work Safe BC's investigation on this one.  There should have been a written Demolition Plan stamped by a Structural Engineer for this.  Wonder if they had one or not and if they actually followed it? 

 

There also should have been a Traffic and Pedestrian Management Plan especially given the building looks like it was built right to the lot lines.  Both of the guys that should have been diverting pedestrians to the other side of the street appear to be totally mesmerized by the excavator and oblivious to the pedestrians their suppose to be protecting until its to late.

 

And work safe should also be after them for not having or following an Exposure Control Plan.   There is no monsoon fogger or fire hose in use to control dust and neither of the two workers are wearing any form of PPE like a respirator or even a paper dust mask.


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