Rescue Incident - Orange

Published: 16 Apr 2021 11:50am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) have released a male who became trapped after a crane overturned on Edward Street, Orange this morning.

The incident occured at around 11:45am, and emergency services were called to the scene shortly after.

FRNSW rescue crews worked alongside NSW Ambulance paramedics and in conjunction with the NSW Police Force to free the man, who was trapped by his lower legs, using specialist rescue equipment.

Acting Duty Commander Dane Philippe said the collaborative work by all on scene emergency services crews was outstanding, and contributed to the man being removed from the wreckage quite quickly. “The work of our firefighters alongside the NSW Ambulance and NSW Police Force was a testament to the continual hard work and training that goes into being prepared for a whole range of emergency incidents, especially those that involve multiple emergency services agencies,” he said. 

“Our crew at Orange Fire Station were ironically conducting specialised rescue training with instructors from Sydney at the time that this incident occurred, which is a great reminder to all of us about the importance of being continually prepared for anything.”

The man was freed just before 1:00pm and transported to hospital shortly after.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby

ORANGE Fire Station

79 Summer Street, Orange NSW 2800

MOLONG Fire Station

100-104 Edward Street, Molong NSW 2866

BLAYNEY Fire Station

23 Church Street, Blaney NSW 2799