A video of the incident posted to social media shows the jib fell onto the apartment block under construction. Two people were treated by paramedics on site following the incident.
A further video shows the site evacuated and emergency services arriving at the scene.
Pal says it came down about 0930 pic.twitter.com/9JhNiZNLN0
— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) November 28, 2023
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9.30am on Tuesday, 28 November, 2023 we received a report that a crane collapsed at a building site in Stead’s Place in Edinburgh.
“Emergency services are in attendance.
“There are road closures in place at Leith Walk and Pilrig Street.”
The original contractor on the 110 build-to-rent apartments scheme at Stead’s Place for developer Drum Property Group was Metnor Construction who went into administration in February.
The current main contractor is Collab Construction who are owned by Drum Property Group.
The crane was supplied by Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd.