Construction worker reportedly injured by steel falling from crane in Auckland

Construction worker reportedly injured by steel falling from crane in Auckland
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An Auckland construction worker has been critically injured after steel reportedly being lifted by a crane fell on him.

The workplace incident happened on Victoria St West in Auckland Central on Saturday afternoon, with emergency services notified on the accident at 1:55pm.

The man, who has been taken to Auckland hospital, was reportedly hit when a pallet of steel came apart as it was being lifted by a crane, according to NZME.

The man is said to be conscious.

A witness told NZME it was the third incident recently at the worksite, where a 47-room hotel is being developed.

Police say Worksafe NZ has been notified.

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