A tree has randomly fallen on a road in the CBD, despite no strong winds or thunderstorms.

The tree fell on the middle of York street.

Thankfully it was late on a Saturday afternoon and there were few pedestrians.

One person was injured, with only minor scrapes.

The 34-year-old narrowly avoided being badly hit and possibly killed, emergency workers said.

Crews were using chain saws to remove the debris

NSW Ambulance said the injured man was lucky to be alive.

“We have got one patient who got a glancing blow and we are treating him for a potentially fractured scapular or shoulder blade,” NSW Ambulance inspector Giles Buchanan said.

“He is extremely lucky to be alive,” Buchanan said. “Half a step forward and he could have been in a very different situation and he may not have survived.”

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Crews were called around 6.10pm Saturday.

York Street, is closed southbound at Margaret St as a large tree has fallen across the road. Traffic is diverted into Grosvenor St, Bridge and Pitt St.

Video: Sydney Tree Fall

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