Students have lucky escape as car park collapses during demolition.
We are receiving reports that the Elmer Avenue car park in Southend-on-Sea has partially collapsed during demolition. This contract was the first job for contractor Elvanite’s new Komatsu high reach excavator that we reported on a little over a week ago. Our report is now receiving angry comments from local people.
According to local newspaper reports, two teenage students escaped serious injury when falling rubble from a multi-storey car park narrowly missed them.
Sam Maddison and pal Matt Toyer, who go to South Essex College, were walking down the Farringdon Service Road, behind the multi-storey, when the incident happened. The pair were on their morning break from class and on their way back from the town centre when debris, including planks, fell from the crumbling building and through the safety netting.
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