When a scaffold breaks, you need to know what it’s for
The scaffold that broke is just one of many that have fallen in recent weeks, causing major disruption in Melbourne.
Key points:The Melbourne Cup is held every four years and this year will be its first time without the use of scaffoldingThe scaffolding was being used to erect a car park at the siteThe construction of a carpark has been suspendedThe Victorian government has taken the decision to suspend construction of the Melbourne Cup on the iconic Yarra River, after the scaffolding broke.
Key Points:The Victorian Government said scaffolding could not be used to build the Yarra in the event of an emergency.
The state government had been using the scaffold to erect carparks in the area around the Yarramas.
Premier Daniel Andrews has said the state government will suspend construction on the Yarras and the Yarran for a period of time.
“The scaffold is now unusable, and we will be doing a full assessment of the circumstances,” Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday.
“Our emergency services will continue to operate, and will be operating at full capacity throughout the event.”‘
A bit of a shock’The Victorian State Emergency Service said scaffolds were being used for carparrows, and the area is not currently being used as a car-park.
“Due to a number of incidents involving scaffolding in recent days, the Victoria State Emergency Services are asking that the Melbourne cup be postponed for the remainder of the tournament,” the department said in a statement.
“All of the scaffolds and equipment used were deemed to be safe.”
It added that a small amount of scaffold had broken and that the department was “aware of the issue”.
“We have a small section of scaffolder which is structurally not acceptable,” the statement said.
“We are still working to assess the situation and will make a decision on how to proceed.”
It said it would suspend construction in the surrounding area of the Yarralba River for the rest of the day.
“Following the initial impact of this incident, our emergency services have taken the unusual step of suspending all construction in this area for the day,” it said.
A Melbourne Cup spokesperson said the decision was taken as a precautionary measure.
“It’s not the Victorian Government’s policy to use scaffolding to construct carparades in Victoria,” they said in an email.
“However, this is the first time the Melbourne Cups use scaffold in the Melbourne area.”
What you need know about Victoria’s Olympics:The Yarralbaoi Sports Park, where the Melbourne Championships are held, has also been closed for the Melbourne Games.
A large number of local residents have been forced to leave their homes, and some businesses and businesses have been closed.
The Yarran Bridge is closed to traffic, while Yarra Bridge and Yarra Parade are closed.
A Victorian police spokesperson said that the situation had now been contained.
“While the police are assessing the situation, there is no imminent threat to public safety,” the spokesperson said.
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