Crane Accidents

Scaffold Collapse in Sydney

02/25/14

Sydney, Australia

At least three people were injured after a large facade scaffold collapsed this morning in south east Sydney, Australia.

The scaffold, which was around five stories high on a 14 story building, was being dismantled at the time. Union safety inspectors have claimed that they raised concerns about the scaffold construction back in December.

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The scaffold was around five stories high

Two of the injured were men working on the scaffold, they managed to ride the scaffold down and are suffering from non-life threatening injuries. A third person was a passing female pedestrian who suffered from minor abrasions and was treated on site. Around 100 people were evacuated from the area, while traffic was badly disrupted.

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Part of the scaffold landed in the street

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