Following a crane collapse on Sunday morning, over 160 residents of the affected building in Wolli Creek have been left stranded, with authorities unable to advise when it will be safe for them to return.
The crane remains lodged into the penthouse of the apartment block.
NSW Fire and Rescue Superintendent Josh Turner told AAP that removing the crane will be difficult.
“We have no idea what may have caused it and that is part of an ongoing investigation by SafeWork NSW," he said.
No one was inside the crane when it fell, and two of the residents of the 88 units in the building were injured. One sustained a leg injury.
Residents will not be allowed to return until it is established that the building is safe.