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An accident involving a concrete truck has halted construction at the Lismore  Base Hospital. (Darren Coyne)
An accident involving a concrete truck has halted construction at the Lismore Base Hospital. (Darren Coyne)

Construction at Lismore Base Hospital has been halted after a concrete truck toppled over while pouring a slab as part of Stage 3 of the hospital’s $80.2 million redevelopment.

Police said workers were lucky to escape injury when the truck overturned around 7.10am on Friday.

Com Care officials and engineers were on site over the weekend inspecting the accident to determine what had happened.

Police said workers had been operating the truck remotely, extending the boom and moving the stabilising legs in preparation to pour a concrete slab.

Construction is expected to begin again in the new year.

The development will result in a 100 per cent increase for the emergency unit, with four times the floor space of the existing unit, plus a new 18-bed renal unit.

Completion of Stage 3a is set for the end of 2015, at the same time as a $9 million project that will include a 250-space car park at the first stage.

 

 

 


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