Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2010]
$4 million price tag
Failure of back propping beneath the 200mm thick concrete deck
Crane support outrigger punches through slab causing crane to lose balance and collapse across the site and onto adjoining property
Origins: The photographs displayed above capture the aftermath of a construction accident that resulted in a crane's toppling over and falling through the first floor of a building under construction in Sydney in
The construction crane, in use at the site on Gladstone Street, at Castle Hill in the city's north-west, fell over about 11am, police said.
Police say about 40 people were evacuated from a nearby building before the crane collapsed.
Traffic diversions were put in place around the site and WorkSafe will investigate the accident along with police.
The crane remained in an unstable condition and within the hour it had fallen through the first floor to the ground level, with the boom resting on the remainder of the first floor wall and hanging over an adjacent industrial premises.
The crane driver suffered minor bruising to his ankle, but no one else was injured.
Last updated: 19 May 2015
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