Crane COLLAPSES and smashes into building at Leith construction site as worker rushed to hospital | The Sun

A WORKER has been rushed to hospital after a crane collapsed and smashed into a building at an Edinburgh construction site.

The equipment plunged onto the roof of an under-construction building on Stead’s Place in Leith.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud crack before the crane arm came crashing down.

Scores of emergency crews were scrambled to the scene, and one person had to be raced to the New Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Photos show the mangled wreckage of the equipment sitting on top of the roof.  And scaffolding at the bottom of the building has been smashed by falling debris.

One eyewitness who witnessed the collapse called emergency services as soon as it happened.

He told The Scottish Sun: “I was on Leith Walk when I heard this crack. I looked up and saw the entire arm of the crane come crashing down on the building.

“The crane came down and it looks like it caused part of the roof to cave in.

“There must have been at least 100 workers in there.

“There’s all sorts of emergency services here, all of Leith Walk has been closed down.

Most read in News


Real reason I’m A Celebrity’s Grace Dent quit as pals admit fears for star


Omid Scobie is a lickspittle making money peddling garbage about the Royals


Tommy Fury snubs Molly Mae on return to UK after partying with women in Dubai


Texts ‘reveal teens gave trans girl pills to kill her before fatal stabbing’

“This is one of the worst things I’ve seen.”

Workers have been seen watching on as blue light crews manage the incident.

It is believed major incident units and mobile command posts have all been deployed.

Cops have shut down all nearby roads and urged people to avoid the area.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 0929 hours today to attend an incident in Leith, Edinburgh.

"We dispatched two ambulances and our special operations team (SORT) to the scene and transported one patient to New Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9.30am on Tuesday, 28 November 2023 we received a report that a crane collapsed at a building site in Steads Place in Edinburgh.

“Emergencies are in attendance.

“There are road closures in place at Leith Walk and Pilrig Street.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been approached for comment.

Source: Read Full Article