More than 100 workers are evacuated from a tower in Townsville over fears part of the building could collapse
- Over 100 workers have been evacuated from a building with fears it could fall
- Movement was felt in one of the wall structures around midday on Tuesday
- Engineers and three emergency crews are on scene assessing the problem
- At this stage it’s not known what the cause was, as an exclusion zone is set up
Over 100 workers have been evacuated from a building amid fears it could collapse, while emergency crews assess the situation.
There was movement in one of the wall structures of a commercial building in Townsville, in Queensland, just after midday on Tuesday, prompting the evacuation.
Engineers, as well as fire, ambulance and police, are on scene at the Suncorp building to assess what caused the movement in the wall.
A worker noticed a concrete beam had dropped about 15 centimetres after he was evacuated from the building
A nearby worker who was evacuated said he noticed a concrete beam drop 15 centimetres from the side of the building.
In the meantime an exclusion zone has been set up.
‘Queensland Police has been requested for traffic management to block off the road along Sturt Street between Stokes and Denham streets’, a Queensland Emergency Services spokeswoman said.
The local bus has diverted routes around the affected street.
Over 100 workers were evacuated from the Suncorp building in Townsville in north Queensland just after midday, when sudden movement was felt in one of the walls