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post by nightbird   |  | Girl Moderator

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 20 on 6/16/2008 2:43 AM >

Posted by msgsudz
why make a separate thread when you could post in the other?


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post by Air   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 21 on 6/16/2008 2:43 AM >

Man rescued after three-storey fall in power plant
Toronto Star
Jun 15, 2008 08:39 PM
Precious Yutangco and Henry Stancu

It took firefighters almost three hours to rescue a 27-year-old man who fell three stories off a conveyor belt into a hopper in an old shutdown coal-generating power plant this afternoon.

Just after 4 p.m., Toronto police, emergency services and firefighters were called to 440 Unwin Dr. just south of Carlaw Ave. and Lakeshore Ave. E. for what was called an industrial accident.

Police said when they arrived, they learned the man had been trespassing.

Over an hour after the man disappeared into the hopper, police and firefighters were able to locate him but had trouble getting him out.

Around 7:30 p.m., two firefighters were lowered down into the hopper with a rescue basket. While the man was pulled out of the funnel-shaped bottom, he lost consciousness.

As a precaution, he was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital under emergency transfer. Although police could not confirm the extent of his injuries, he is expected to survive.

The plant was the former site of the R.L. Hearn Generation Station, which was shut down a few years ago. A new plant is being built adjacent to the building but this particular site is no longer in use.

Signs warning trespassers are on the chain link and barbed wire fences encircling the entire compound. And although the property is watched by a private security firm and has a main guardhouse with a security guard posted all the time, police say it is common for people to come onto the property, cross the conveyor belt and climb a smokestack that leads to a beautiful view of the city.


Geezus they gave away an access point!





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post by NoSuchPerson   |  | Stop, or I'll ask you again!

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 22 on 6/16/2008 2:46 AM >

Posted by Air 33

Geezus they gave away an access point!



If you live anywhere near Toronto and don't know of an access point, you fail.

Also... I don't think going to the top of the smokestack is THAT common - it is one hell of a physically exhausting climb.



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post by Lexi   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 23 on 6/16/2008 2:49 AM >

Posted by exkalibur


If you live anywhere near Toronto and don't know of an access point, you fail.

Also... I don't think going to the top of the smokestack is THAT common - it is one hell of a physically exhausting climb.



insert fat joke here.


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post by Air   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 24 on 6/16/2008 2:50 AM >

Posted by exkalibur


If you live anywhere near Toronto and don't know of an access point, you fail.

Also... I don't think going to the top of the smokestack is THAT common - it is one hell of a physically exhausting climb.



Obviously the sarcasm meter was off. But giving other access points out is totally wrong.

EDIT: I'm still being sarcastic. It does sound like they are giving out the hardest possible route to the beautiful view.

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post by micro   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 25 on 6/16/2008 2:51 AM >

Posted by Air 33
Signs warning trespassers are on the chain link and barbed wire fences encircling the entire compound. And although the property is watched by a private security firm and has a main guardhouse with a security guard posted all the time, police say it is common for people to come onto the property, cross the conveyor belt and climb a smokestack that leads to a beautiful view of the city.


I don't think anyone's climbed that thing in close to four years. I love how they describe the view as being "beautiful." It's almost as though they want people to show up and try it for themselves.

At any rate, good to hear the person's alright. This sort of thing was bound to happen eventually. I'm just surprised it took so long.




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post by Gazoo   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 26 on 6/16/2008 3:09 AM >

Is everyone accounted for? Was it one of ours? Looks like some places around the city might be more difficult to get into now.


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post by Jono   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 27 on 6/16/2008 3:51 AM >

It is amazing how fast a relatively serious thread can turn into personal insults...and then, personal-feat-and-information-wars...hmm. Anyhow, I am glad that the situation has been resolved. I had spoken to a rather notorious ex-member of this forum with regards to entry to this place in the past few days, and needless to say, I am glad to no longer be at the edge of my seat, so to speak, regarding said individual.

I suppose my Hearn plans this week are on the slide, for now-

Jono->


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post by nightbird   |  | Girl Moderator

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 28 on 6/16/2008 4:10 AM >

City News has video up:

http://www.citynew...ws/news_23834.aspx


So it's a 27-ish year old guy named Ryan...this ring a bell with anyone?


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post by NoSuchPerson   |  | Stop, or I'll ask you again!

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 29 on 6/16/2008 9:54 AM >

Nobody has used that route of entry for a very long time - they tore it down in 2005-ish!


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post by Mutt   |  | Moderator

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 30 on 6/16/2008 11:42 AM >

Posted by nightbird



So it's a 27-ish year old guy named Ryan...this ring a bell with anyone?


Ya, it does... not sure if its him though.




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post by grinthock   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 31 on 6/16/2008 12:01 PM >

Looks like there was a "friend" with him - i'm sure in coming days we will find out who he was not to mention take some serious heat around here.

Looks like he fell on a metal plate, and instead of staying put - he was moving around trying to get out, and got pinned between the metal plate and the side of the hopper (which caused serious injury)




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post by argonian   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 32 on 6/16/2008 12:19 PM >

This all sounds horrible. I hope whoever these two people are that they come out alright.


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post by Conundrum   |  | Critic´┐Żn

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 33 on 6/16/2008 2:01 PM >

The View from the top of the stacks in amazing, I made the trek up to the top with Avatar-X a few years ago.


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post by hyphen   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 34 on 6/16/2008 3:08 PM >

I'm glad it sounds like he's going to survive, but on a selfish note, here's another place that I'll now probably never get to see. . . If it ain't arsonists, it's high profile accidents prompting stronger security or speedy demolition.

Why can't I just live IN Toronto already?


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post by micro   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 35 on 6/16/2008 3:21 PM >

Well, given that they've been shuffling their feet dismantling the place for (what?) the past eight years, I kind of doubt this event's going to make them speed up the process any. It's also unlikely that the security situation is going to change either. I mean, what are they going to do? Pay another lazy guard to sit around 24/7 in hopes of catching those pesky trespassers? Security and OPG have known about people making unauthorized visits for years now. It's not as though this particular incident tipped them off or something. I might be wrong, but I just don't see much changing as a result of this.


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post by hyphen   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 36 on 6/16/2008 3:24 PM >

Posted by micro
It's not as though this particular incident tipped them off or something. I might be wrong, but I just don't see much changing as a result of this.


Not like they were tipped off, but it's the first time (that I know of?) that someone's been seriously injured there. Not to mention the resources tied up in the rescue effort. I'd think that's going to count for something. I could be wrong too, though.


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post by kowalski   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 37 on 6/16/2008 3:31 PM >

Posted by langP
I'm glad it sounds like he's going to survive, but on a selfish note, here's another place that I'll now probably never get to see. . . If it ain't arsonists, it's high profile accidents prompting stronger security or speedy demolition.

You already missed it before anyone got hurt in there. It's been what, one or two summers since the turbines were dismantled and removed?

Grow up. Human landscapes are constantly being made and remade. You may or may not have missed your opportunity to play the tourist in an empty, wrecked shell in a city you don't live in. The state of the building lately, from what I understand of it, is that it's in a condition that's very difficult to secure. So while the rate of drive-arounds might get upped and more fencing or other measures added, there's little that can be done to prevent determined people from getting inside. If it's too much for you, then it's too much for you; there's not much left to see there anyway to make it worth the effort and risk.

But yeah, I'd suggest you bury your selfish thoughts and work on something more productive than pining for a wrecked building you probably wouldn't have gotten around to visiting regardless. It could have been you lying bloodied and fucked at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep coal hopper.



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post by Air   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 38 on 6/16/2008 4:00 PM >

Posted by Conundrum
The View from the top of the stacks in amazing, I made the trek up to the top with Avatar-X a few years ago.


How long did it take?

Also, I know someone who got hurt on Hearn property but who managed to get back to Unwin without getting caught.


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post by don_corleyone   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 39 on 6/16/2008 6:35 PM >

Posted by micro
Well, given that they've been shuffling their feet dismantling the place for (what?) the past eight years, I kind of doubt this event's going to make them speed up the process any. It's also unlikely that the security situation is going to change either. I mean, what are they going to do? Pay another lazy guard to sit around 24/7 in hopes of catching those pesky trespassers? Security and OPG have known about people making unauthorized visits for years now. It's not as though this particular incident tipped them off or something. I might be wrong, but I just don't see much changing as a result of this.


qft.

someone fell to their death at a power plant in philadelphia and slowed down things for a couple weeks, maybe a month. now it's just as busy as ever, the city and property owner having done nothing to stop people from entering.


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