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Worker injured in Melbourne crane fall

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Specialist rescuers and paramedics attend to the injured man. Photo: Twitter/Metropolitan Fire Brigade
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A man has been rescued from a crane at an inner-Melbourne construction site after falling two metres and suffering head and back injuries.

The worker, believed to be in his 60s, fell about two metres inside the crane structure about 6.45am on Tuesday at Southbank.

He landed inside the crane and had to be placed on a stretcher and lowered to safety by high-angle specialist rescue crews from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. He was then handed over to paramedics.

“It was a complex operation that required a high level of skill from emergency responders,” the MFB said.

Ambulance Victoria said the man had head and back injuries. He was taken to The Alfred hospital in a stable condition.

WorkSafe has been called in to investigate.