Balcony Collapse - Bondi Junction

Published: 30 Jan 2022 09:22am

A man has escaped serious injury at a partial building collapse at Bondi in Sydney's East earlier today.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have secured the balcony of a residential terrace after it collapsed onto a car at Botany Street just before 9:30 am this morning.

Firefighters used a critical ladder platform truck and specialist rescue capabilities to assess the structural damage of the property and used a shoring technique to support the roof of the home.

The male resident who was standing on the balcony at the time of collapse was treated for minor injuries on scene by NSW Ambulance.

Once firefighters render the scene safe the area will be handed back over to the residents.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for an emergency can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

WOOLLAHRA Fire Station

2 Forth Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

RANDWICK Fire Station

4 The Avenue, Randwick NSW 2031

BONDI Fire Station

359 Old South Head Road, Bondi NSW 2026