Whoops! Cameron Offices incident

paperboy 19 January 2008 49

Just heard a whisper that the demolition work at the Cameron Offices has gone amiss, with part of a wall collapsing onto a car parked nearby… Anyone know more?

[ED: Here’s a pic thanks to Ray!]


[Ed. ABConline have more news that it may have been caused by a faulty phone]

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49 Responses to Whoops! Cameron Offices incident
Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:31 pm 18 Jan 08

All the buildings around woden used to be named after the First Fleet…
HMS Siruis was the flagship,
HMS Supply was an escort,
Alexander, Charlotte, Friendship, Lady Penrhyn, Prince of Wales, and Scarborough were all transports,
and Borrowdale, Golden Grove and Fishburn were all supply boats.

caf caf 3:20 pm 18 Jan 08

Fishburn was one of the ships of the First Fleet (so was Sirius) so I’d say that’s what they were named after.

sjp sjp 3:16 pm 18 Jan 08

@Pandy – yeah it’s the old Fishburn and Sirius buildings. I’m watching the machines gnawing away at from my desk. Hoping I don’t get squashed by some concrete! Here’s hoping the building that replaces it has a nicer name than ‘Fishburn’ as well. Yikes

Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:35 pm 18 Jan 08

Isn’t this just great!

(Sorry, I haven’t read the article yet – but am going to now do so! 😉 )

caf caf 1:29 pm 18 Jan 08

Mr Evil: The CT article today goes further, with the CFMEU saying that they’d told Workcover about specific concerns with the safety of the wall that collapsed, two weeks ago.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:22 pm 18 Jan 08

“Will their ‘full investigation’ turn out to be an incompetence hiding, mate protecting, publicity avoiding shambles of the fire enquiries?”

Probably not: Stanhope won’t be involved in the process at all. 😉

I noticed some ‘cow’ from the CMFEU was on the TV last night going on how they’d been reporting to ACT Workcover their concerns about some of the practices allegedly taking place at that worksite.

cranky cranky 12:54 pm 18 Jan 08

On this of all days.

Will their ‘full investigation’ turn out to be an incompetence hiding, mate protecting, publicity avoiding shambles of the fire enquiries?

OzChick OzChick 12:30 pm 18 Jan 08

Crushed car incident will be ‘fully investigated’


Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 11:43 am 18 Jan 08

Sepi – built 1972.

sepi sepi 10:20 am 18 Jan 08

Those Canberra 50s and 60s buildings were post war, and were built to withstand bomb blasts. Canberra Hospital, the train carriage buildings at Russell and this one.

They were built to last forever and it is hard work to knock them over.

Thumper Thumper 8:43 am 18 Jan 08

Drove past it at about 1600 yesterday. Cops, firies and lots of people milling about.

What a huge snafu!

heads should roll over this one.

Pandy Pandy 8:03 am 18 Jan 08

Similar demolition happening on some old building in Woden near the CASA building. At least there they have not allowed parking alonside the demo site.

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 7:41 am 18 Jan 08

No way in hell would anyone have gotten out of that.
(From Aquilas shots:)

Aquila Aquila 2:52 am 18 Jan 08
Aquila Aquila 2:51 am 18 Jan 08

Another shot…

gooterz gooterz 10:40 pm 17 Jan 08

Good aim…

If it was me i wouldnt have done such a direct hit like that.. Very good aim.

That guy wont be working as a demo man much longer.. he will be in the army knocking tanks over

p1 p1 8:34 pm 17 Jan 08

Should have just used explosives and imploded it. Everyone could have gone and watched…

Deano Deano 7:57 pm 17 Jan 08

Obviously a speed related accident. The car wasn’t going fast enough.

Cameron Cameron 5:36 pm 17 Jan 08


Sammy Sammy 5:31 pm 17 Jan 08

Heads should roll over this incident, and hopefully not just those of the occupants of the vehicle.

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