Scaffold collapse under investigation

Monday, 03 July, 2017

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the cause of a scaffold collapse at a demolition site in North Melbourne this morning (3 July).

It is understood that three levels of scaffolding fell from a building being demolished at the corner of Flemington Road and Villiers Street. No-one was injured in the incident.

One outbound lane in Flemington Road has been closed as engineers and WorkSafe inspectors assess the scene.

WorkSafe Executive Director of Health and Safety Marnie Williams said this was an extremely serious incident and it was fortunate that no serious injuries or fatalities had occurred.

“Demolition is dangerous work, and when it goes wrong the potential for workers or members of the public to be injured by falling objects is extremely high,” Williams said.

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