Near-miss Down Under…

No-one hurt as scaffold falls onto road during morning rush hour.

Four storeys of scaffolding collapsed during peak hour in Sydney’s south, but no one was hurt or trapped.

Rescue crews have confirmed no one was under the Rockdale rubble after earlier fears a person was trapped when 25m of scaffolding crashed onto Frederick Street.

A witness told firefighters someone had been trapped when the building’s facade collapsed on power lines, three parked cars and the road just after 8am on Friday.

Rescue crews determined no one was inside after a thermal-imaging search.

Firefighters have been stabilising the building demolition site.

“It’s extremely lucky given the time of day,” police Superintendent Dave Donohue said.

Two workers who were due to enter the building site were also lucky to miss the crash while sitting in a car opposite the site.

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