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Workers evacuate building site after scaffolding almost collapsed

Date: 
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 10:00
Category: 
Incidents & prosecutions

About 100 people were evacuated from an eight-storey building site in Parramatta, in Sydney's west after the scaffolding almost collapsed on Monday 4th June.

The Daily Telegraph reported that fire-fighters were called to Macquarie Street after receiving reports that the scaffolding on the building site had come to loose about 11.40am and was starting to bow.

NSW Fire Brigade spokesman Ian Krimmer said that no one has been injured. A structural engineer was called to inspect the site.

CFMEU State Secretary, Brian Parker said that the scaffolding was ‘extremely unsafe."

A police spokeswoman said Macquarie Street is still closed. WorkCover will also conduct an investigation over the incident.