Man trapped after falling several storeys from crane cabin in Melbourne

A man has been rescued and rushed to hospital after plummeting from a crane cabin in northeast Melbourne on Wednesday morning.

The man, said to be the crane's operator according to Seven News, fell from the cabin at about 7am and suffered lower body injuries, Ambulance Victoria said.

It is believed he was trapped several storeys high while emergency staff reached him.

Photo of man being taken down the crane by emergency staff.
A man has fallen from a crane cabin in Melbourne, and is receiving medical attention by emergency services. Source: 7 News

"Ambulance Victoria was called to an incident in Alphington at around 7.15am," a spokeswoman told Yahoo News Australia on Tuesday morning. "A patient has just been extricated following a high-angle rescue."

"Paramedics are currently assessing one patient who is believed to have a lower body injury."

While the man remained trapped, Fire Rescue Victoria told Seven News a crew provided “an emergency medical response” to ensure he was safe before being "transferred into the care of Ambulance Victoria”.

Photos show him being put into a stretcher by four emergency staff while in the crane and being brought down.

He has since been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition with a lower body injury.

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