Sydney Fish Markets crane collapse: Massive thump heard as multistorey crane crashes at Glebe
- Structure crashed onto Sydney Fish Markets
- Emergency services now on the scene
A multi-storey crane has collapsed onto the new Sydney Fish Markets construction site in the city’s inner west.
It is understood the crane crashed onto the harbourside site at Bridge Road in Blackwattle Bay in Glebe about midday on Thursday.
Local business owner Earl White works across the road from the development and said he heard a ‘massive thump’ as the crane collapsed.
There are a number of ambulances on the scene and photographs show tradies filing out of the site.
One man in his 30s has reportedly been treated by paramedics for minor back injuries and taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Emergency responders raced to the new Sydney Fish Markets construction site after a crane collapsed. Pictured are police on scene
A man who suffered a minor back injury was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, above
Shocked construction workers and bystanders watch on across the road following the on-site emergency
Another witness told 2GB radio that the structure ‘sliced right through to the second level with the scaffolding’ of the worksite, currently being redeveloped.
The new Sydney Fish Markets is expected to be unveiled in the second half of 2024.
Police have blocked off roads surrounding the scene and are expected to remain closed for a number of hours while the damage is assessed.
Shocked witnesses said the crane structure ‘sliced right through to the second level with the scaffolding’ of the worksite
At least one man was injured in the crane collapsed which unfolded around midday Thursday
Tradies were immediately ordered off the work site following the crane collapse
One eastbound lane of Bridge Rd is currently closed at Wentworth Park.
It will likely cause major traffic delays as peak hour approaches.
Safe Work NSW is understood to be investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A nearby business owner across the road heard a ‘massive thump’ as the crane collapsed. Pictured is the damaged crane