Category : Incidents & Prosecutions

14 Aug 2015

Crane update: all roads clear to open

Statement from Marnie Williams,
Executive Director of Health of Safety, in relation to the collapsed crane at Southbank

Following the successful work to lower the crane boom today, roads around the site have been declared safe to be re-opened. VicRoads has been informed.

Work continues on the site to dismantle the remainder of the crane and the structures on which it rests.

WorkSafe continues to investigate the cause of the incident.

12 Aug 2015

Update: Southbank crane collapse

Statement from WorkSafe's Executive Director of Health and Safety, Marnie Williams, in relation to removing the collapsed crane from a construction site at Southbank:

"Works to install supporting structures to stabilise the crane have gone well. It is anticipated that work to dismantle the crane will begin sometime after noon today.

"As we have stated earlier, the task is difficult and complex, and the safety of workers and the public remains WorkSafe's number one priority.

"It remains too early to determine when work might be completed and all roads re-opened.

"Police and VicRoads will be kept informed of progress."

11 Aug 2015

Update in relation to the collapsed crane at Southbank

Statement from WorkSafe's Executive Director of Health and Safety, Marnie Williams, in relation to removing the collapsed crane from a construction site at Southbank:

"Work by the builder to remove the crane is due to begin on site tomorrow (Wednesday, 12 August). If preparatory work goes well, work to dismantle the crane will begin on Thursday.

"It is a complex and difficult operation, and the safety of workers and the public remains WorkSafe's number one priority.

"Given the complexity of the task, it is too early to determine when work might be completed and roads re-opened.

"Police and VicRoads will be kept informed of progress."

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