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Rescue Incident - Wollongong

Time of incident: 05 Jun 2021 - 9:34am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) responded to a rescue incident on a construction site on Smith St, Wollongong, just after 9:30am this morning.

FRNSW arrived on scene to find parts of a building had collapsed involving cranes and a scissor lift.

Firefighters established an exclusion zone around the site and got to work stabilising the affected scissor lift and formulating a plan to stabilise the building.

Working alongside NSW Ambulance, firefighters extricated an injured worker.

Specialist rescue firefighters checked the structural stability of the building and established a further exclusion zone.

The injured person was removed and transported to hospital. NSW Police and NSW Ambulance were in attendance.

Published: 05 Jun 2021 03:14pm

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Stations nearby

WOLLONGONG Fire Station

32-36 Denison Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

BALGOWNIE Fire Station

117 Balgownie Road, Balgownie NSW 2519

UNANDERRA Fire Station

80 Central Road, Unanderra NSW 2526