A crane accident on Friday in Sydney's inner northwest is one of several incidents across NSW that have been reported in the media in the last few months.

A 30-year old man suffered leg injuries after being trapped under rubble when a crane carrying timber dropped its load at a building site in Ryde.

Emergency crews were called to the construction site in Rothesy Avenue at Ryde at 11am.

The injured worker was conscious and alert when paramedics treated him on site before he was transported to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Media reports state that SafeWork NSW has been notified of the incident.

Other recently reported crane incidents across NSW include:

  • August 29: A 220-tonne purpose-built crane collapsed in Sydney Harbour, propelling a metal wire into Luna Park's face entrance. 
  • August 6: A 30-metre crane toppled into a southern Sydney 10-storey apartment block, injuring two people and forcing 160 residents out of their home for one week.
  • July 7: A 65-tonne mobile crane rolled onto its side extensively wrecking a two-storey home near Bega in southern NSW.
  • June 27: A crane operator was injured after he fell onto steel reinforcing in Sydney's southern suburb of Cronulla
  • May 4: A man broke his left after falling four metres when a mobile crane toppled at the Manning Base Hospital building site in Taree on the NSW mid-north coast.

Speaking to AAP following the Sydney Harbour incident last month, CFMEU NSW secretary Brian Parker said SafeWork NSW and the state government rely too much on self-regulation in the construction industry.