Three people have been injured after several tiles fell from the ceiling of a prominent high rise building in Brisbane’s CBD.
Emergency services raced to the Waterfront Place building on Eagle Street around 10.50am.
Three staff members suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by paramedics. Two women were taken to hospital for further treatment.
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The accident happened on level 36, which houses several Commonwealth Parliament offices.
Police say security of our Prime Minister was not at risk. 2 people taken to hospital pic.twitter.com/ezoTFTAiRZ
— Sarah Best (@sarahbestqld) October 25, 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was attending a Federal Cabinet meeting in an adjoining room when the collapse occurred.
— Brittney Kleyn (@brittneykleyn_9) October 25, 2016
Investigations are underway.
Three people with minor injuries after ceiling panels collapsed in Brisbane Commonwealth Offices. Unclear if PM was inside at time. pic.twitter.com/iE4itfNGIa
— Josh Bavas (@JoshBavas) October 25, 2016
The ceiling collapse at Brisbane’s Waterfront Place is on level 36, the Commonwealth Parliamentary offices. 3 people injured @abcnews
— Kerrin Binnie (@kerrinbinnie) October 25, 2016