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Chaos as crane slams into the roof of a Melbourne hospital

  • A crane from a building site has crashed into the roof of a Melbourne hospital 
  • More than 50 people have been evacuated but there are no reported injuries
  • The Frankston Hospital is currently undergoing a $562million redevelopment 

A large crane from a neighbouring building site has slammed into the roof of Frankston Hospital in Melbourne‘s south causing dozens of staff and patients to flee. 

The crane collapse occurred about 10am Wednesday causing significant damage to the building – but as yet no injuries have been reported. 

About 50 people including the hospital’s psychiatric ward have reportedly been evacuated.

The crane slammed into the roof of Frankston Hospital in Melbourne's south on Wednesday morning

The crane slammed into the roof of Frankston Hospital in Melbourne’s south on Wednesday morning

Firefighters were on the scene within five minutes as some patients using walkers and wheelchairs made their way out of the hospital to be temporarily housed in a nearby building. 

Aerial pictures show a crane – positioned on a site that looks to have been flattened in preparation for construction – toppled over.

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The extended arm of the crane has smashed into what appears to be an equipment plant room on the roof, destroying it.

The hospital is undergoing a $562million redevelopment to include an 11-storey tower to house another 120 beds along with specialty services including new mental health facilities.

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating. 

Local reports said the psychiatric ward was evacuated as a result of the crash

Local reports said the psychiatric ward was evacuated as a result of the crash

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