10 Sep 2008

Two hurt after crane collapses

6:28 pm on 10 September 2008

Two people have been taken to Auckland Hospital with moderate injuries after a crane partially collapsed in the suburb of Parnell.

The collapse, in Crescent Road, occurred about 3pm on Wednesday.

One person was treated immediately by paramedics, but the other was left trapped and dangling in the crane's framework, 10 metres above the ground, for an hour.

The Fire Service had to use a truck equipped with a ladder to carry out the rescue.