Traffic crash involving crane at Mareeba

Police are investigating after two men were seriously injured when a crane rolled over in Mareeba this morning.

Emergency services were called to Mareeba Dimbulah Road around 9.30am where they located the mobile crane overturned with two men inside.

A 52-year-old man was airlifted to Cairns Base Hospital with serious injuries while a 38-year-old man was transported to Mareeba Hospital, also with serious injuries.

The Mareeba Dimbulah Road remains closed with a diversion in place via Chettle Road while police conduct investigations and the crane is removed.

It is understood that some road repairs will also be necessary.

Police wish to thank motorists for the ongoing patience.

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