HSE investigate Stoke scaffold collapse…
Demolition workers’ lucky escape as scaffolding falls into street.
Scaffolding around a row of terraced houses due for demolition in north Staffordshire has collapsed.
The scaffolding had been erected in Wellington Road in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating. West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to the street at 10.30. Fire crews also attended the scene.
A spokesman said: “Although there were workmen there, no-one was hurt; a very lucky escape indeed given the size of the structure that had fallen.”
The site is thought to be under the control of Potteries Demolition, a well-established local company that made the headlines recently when its owners pleaded guilty to fly-tipping 800 truck loads of demolition waste at a nearby farm.
Posted: May 2nd, 2011 under General.