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Barangaroo fire sparks fears of a crane collapse and evacuates thousands.
Written by Daniel Shaw   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 22:28

Threat of a crane collapse after fire at Barangaroo worksite.

Early this afternoon, Hickson Rd in Sydney's CBD was shut down after a large construction site fire took hold at the Barangaroo building site.

Fire crews arrived quickly to discover scaffolding materials alight. Internal fire attack was performed by Fire & Rescue NSW, however crews were evacuated after discovering that the formwork that supports the crane was weakened.

Emergency services from NSW ambulance, NSW police and other specialist commands were tasked to the major incident.

Arterial roads were closed during the prolonged operation as there was a threat that a one hundred metre crane could topple over.

Man rescued from Coogee rock pool after diving into rocks at night
Written by Daniel Shaw   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 05:17

Man rescued from Coogee rock pool after diving into rocks at night

A man has suffered suspected serious spinal injuries after diving into a rock pool on the northern end of Coogee Beach.

The man was accompanied by a female friend when it’s understood he became wedged in a number of rocks.

The female contacted emergency services and they responded in significant numbers.

Access to the patient was in a remote area, however stairs helped rescue services with assisting and extracting the man.

Fire crews prevent explosion after a large gas main ruptures in Bridge St, Sydney
Written by Daniel Shaw   
Friday, 21 February 2014 06:05

Fire crews prevent explosion after a large gain ruptures in Bridge St, Sydney

At around 1.30am, emergency services responded to the intersection of Bridge St and Gresham St, in the Sydney CBD.

It’s understood construction crews breached a large high pressure gas main, sending workers running for cover.

The first arriving fire appliance from The Rocks could hear the loud gas leak venting from over a block away.

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