Crane Accidents

Crane Topples on UQ Building Site



WORKERS were evacuated from a major building site at the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus yesterday afternoon when a crane toppled over.

Crane Topples on UQ Building Site

No-one was injured, but scaffolding around a partly constructed building was damaged.

The crane fell on a wing of the new $100 million School of Veterinary Science just after 1pm.

A spokesman for site operators Laing O’Rourke said people on site and in a nearby building were evacuated as a safety measure.

She said the actual building was not damaged when the crane fell.

A second crane was used to remove the crane from the site yesterday afternoon.

The school is expected to be completed late this year in time for veterinary science students to begin the 2010 academic year.

The building will house the most comprehensive animal research and teaching centre in Australia

Queensland Workplace Health and Safety officers are investigating the cause of the accident.

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