High-Rise Construction Crane Cabin Burns, Crane Arm Collapse at UTS, Sydney, Australia

VIDEO of crane collapse in at Sydney’s University of Technology in the Ultimo inner suburb of Sydney, Australia [WARNING: Some graphic language].

No injuries were reported after a fire started in the diesel tank of a construction crane building a high-rise. The driver of the crane escaped when the fire started. Minutes later the steel of the crane arm failed and collapsed on another building. The crane is owned by Lend Lease, which also owned the crane that collapse in New York City during hurricane/superstorm Sandy. The construction site was closed down about two weeks ago because of a concern about leaking diesel fuel from the crane’s cabin, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Ultimo is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia — located just southwest of the Sydney central business district. Many local government offices are located in the area.

Video with a view from a high-rise across the street.

UTS — The University of Technology is evolved from the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (the oldest continuously running Mechanics’ Institute in Australia).