Tuesday 24 July 2018

WorkSafe investigates Richmond crane incident

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.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jeremy Venosta: 0466 733 523, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.