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Crane collapse brings Sydney to a stand still

New South Wales Fire and Rescue arrived on scene yesterday to find a large construction crane had collapsed onto an apartment block. The crane which was being erected was left leaning against a building with 88 units. All 160 residents evacuated the building soon after the incident and don’t look like being able to return for a number of days. The incident way close to the airport train line which had to be closed causing problems for airport commuters.

Commuters have been warned to prepare for extensive delays during the Monday morning peak hour rush, with fears the train line to Sydney Airport could remain closed after the crane crashed into a block of Wolli Creek apartments on Sunday morning.

Paramedics treated three male workers at the scene for minor injuries before they were transported to St George Hospital. One of the men has a suspected fractured leg. They are all in a stable condition.

Emergency Services are currently assessing the scene and are taking careful action so as not to cause further movement and damage to the building or surrounding buildings.

Investigators from SafeWork NSW have arrived at the site to determine the cause of the incident

Images courtesy of Fire & Rescue NSW‏Verified account @FRNSW

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