Lake Cargelligo water tower collapse

Published: 24th October 2002

In October 2002, two workers were killed and three workers injured when a water tower collapsed during construction.

Specialist structural collapse rescue (urban search and rescue) and medical team resources were deployed to this multi-agency incident that spanned over two days.

A range of agencies were involved including NSW Police, State Emergency Service, Ambulance Service of NSW, NSW Health, WorkCover, Public Works, Salvation Army and NSW Fire Brigades crews from Condobolin and Leeton.

Urban search and rescue equipment and skills were used to remove the injured and deceased.