Engineers commence testing of collapsed crane

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Following SafetyCulture’s story on the crane fire and collapse last week, engineers have started testing on Monday parts of the crane which collapsed at an inner Sydney construction site.

The crane caught fire and collapsed around 9am on 27 November. The operator of the crane managed to steer the crane away from the busy streets before it crashed down. Instead it fell on a building site.

According to ABC News, authorities could not believe no one was hurt during the collapse.

Over the weekend the construction site’s contractor took the responsibility of removing most of the crane’s parts from the site.

WorkCover’s general manager John Watson, said the crane’s parts will be sent to Londonderry in Sydney’s west for testing.

“We’ve seized part of the crane – the main engine and hydraulic systems of the crane,” he said.

“They’ve been transferred to Test Safe Australia.”

A roundtable discussion was hosted by WorkCover to ensure commitment from the building industry to improve crane safety.

Mr Watson said WorkCover will work  closely with industry to ensure workers’ safety.

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