Construction workers injured in concrete pump explosion


Four people were taken to hospital after a concrete pump line exploded on Thursday at a busy construction site in Melbourne’s CBD.

Emergency services were called to the incident at a Bourke Street construction site just before 9 a.m. Thursday.

The pump line of a concrete truck is believed to have exploded and injured four workers, police said.

Paramedics transported injured people from a construction site on Bourke Street near the Spring Street intersection. The nature of their injuries, their age and their condition are not yet known.

Streetcar services along Bourke Street were cut short after the crash. It is not yet clear how long they will be inactive.

The Victoria ambulance said paramedics treated four people at the scene.

Two men – one believed to be in their thirties and the other in their twenties – were taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in stable conditions after being treated for upper body injuries.

The other two men, both in their 30s, were taken to Alfred Hospital in stable condition after being treated for upper body injuries.

Traffic was diverted from the site because the presence of emergency services went to the scene.

WorkSafe has been notified and will investigate.

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