Wednesday 25 July 2018

Afternoon update: Richmond crane incident

Work to disassemble the crane damaged by high winds in Richmond is progressing, with the majority of the recovery tasks expected to be completed this afternoon. 

Favourable weather conditions allowed for construction experts to begin the task of removing the crane this morning, and the crane’s jib and A-frame have successfully been taken down. 

Subject to weather conditions, work will continue tomorrow to remove the remainder or the crane tower and the mobile cranes that were brought in to assist with the disassembly. 

Bridge Rd has reopened to traffic, however Lennox Street will remain closed to vehicles between Bridge Rd and Goodwood Street.

WorkSafe engineers will return to the scene again tomorrow.

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 Kathleen O'Dwyer: 0435 409 975 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.