WorkSafe is investigating an incident involving a crane damaged by high winds at a construction site in Lennox Street, near Bridge Road in Richmond last night.
Emergency services have established an exclusion zone around the area while damage to the crane is being assessed.
WorkSafe is working with the developer, principal contractor and the crane owner, who are currently preparing a plan for the crane’s safe removal.
Once the crane is safely removed, WorkSafe’s investigation will focus on how the incident occurred.
WorkSafe will provide a further update when more information is available.
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