Wolli Creek residents return home after crane collapse

Allowed to return: It wasn’t exactly a happy homecoming for Wolli Creek residents with many facing a fridge full of rotting food after electricity was turned off for days. Picture: 7News
Allowed to return: It wasn’t exactly a happy homecoming for Wolli Creek residents with many facing a fridge full of rotting food after electricity was turned off for days. Picture: 7News

Wolli Creek residents returned home on Sunday- a week after a crane collapsed into the side of their apartment block.

But it wasn’t exactly a happy homecoming with many facing a fridge full of rotting food after electricity was turned off for days.

Almost two hundred residents spent the week with friends or in hotel rooms after the incident which also injured three workers.

Response: Four mobile cranes move to slowly dissemble the collapsed tower crane.

Response: Four mobile cranes move to slowly dissemble the collapsed tower crane.

The two-level penthouse of the Arc residential tower has been destroyed, with the roofing torn away and the balcony littered with debris.

Apartments on level 11 were also damaged.

Resident Daniel Gomes spoke to 7News and said it had been a difficult week.

“For someone who cooks on the daily and lives week to week, to get put in a hotel room and eat that kind of food every day and then not being able to take lunch to work and that kind of stuff. It’s been crap,’’ he said.

“It has of just dragged on eh.

“Look, they’re still making noise.’’

While residents were able to return on Sunday it will still be a number of days before all the scaffolding is removed.