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Crane incident in Melbourne CBD

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12 Oct 2017
MFB remain on scene at an incident involving a crane in the CBD.

Crews were called to the scene at the corner of Elizabeth and Franklin streets shortly after 6pm this evening. 

A wind gust caught the crane's cable which struck the side of the building, causing a two metre panel to fall to the ground.

This also disloged two other aluminium panels.

Luckily no one was injured. 

MFB's High Angle Rescue Team abseiled down the side of the structure and removed the additional two dislodge panels.

Roads in the area have since been reopened.  

Police, WorkSafe, Melbourne City Council and building representatives were also on scene assisting and Ambulance Victoria crews were on standby.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES

Pumpers: 2
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 15

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