Edinburgh: Crane collapses and smashes into building injuring two people

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Part of a crane fell on a building in Leith

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Two people had been injured after a crane fell on a building in Edinburgh.

The crane arm is alleged to have smashed into a building below building in Steads Place, Leith, at round 9.30am on Tuesday.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed two ambulances and a particular operations workforce had been despatched to the scene, the place two sufferers had been handled.

Leith is a port space on the shores of the Forth Basin, north of Edinburgh.

Photos and footage on social media appeared to indicate the crane’s arm had buckled, and it was left resting on high of the building, which was coated in scaffolding.

Other pictures confirmed at the very least 5 hearth engines on the scene, the place two roads had been quickly closed.

“Leith Walk and Pilrig Street have now reopened,” Police Scotland Edinburgh stated in an replace at round 2pm.



“The Health and Safety Executive has been knowledgeable and inquiries are underway.”



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