Two hurt in Edinburgh crane collapse

Two people have been treated by paramedics after a crane collapsed at a construction site in Edinburgh this morning.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at the Stead’s Place residential development in Leith just before 9.30am today (28 November). The Scottish Ambulance Service said it sent two ambulances and its special operations team to the scene, where they treated two patients.

The scheme is being built by Collab Construction, a division of Drum Property Group, the project’s developer. The crane was owned and operated by Falcon Tower Crane Services, according to Collab Construction.

Fire services were also dispatched to the scene. A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Operations Control mobilised four fire appliances and four specialist resources, where crews worked to support their partners.

“Firefighters left the scene after ensuring the area had been made safe.”

A spokesperson from the Health and Safety Executive said the regulator was aware of the incident and making enquiries.

Construction on Stead’s Place started in July 2022 and is due for completion in the middle of next year. The scheme will comprise 110 build-to-rent homes on a 2.9 acre former industrial estate.

Metnor Construction, which went into administration in February, was the project’s previous lead contractor.

Construction News contacted Falcon Cranes for comment.

Map showing Stead’s Place in Leith, Edinburgh:

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