Third scaffold collapse…

Industry must surely act after third scaffold collapse in under a week.

First Reading, then Nuneaton. And now we are receiving reports of a third demolition scaffold collapse in under a week; this time in Liverpool.

Works on an inner city demolition project appeared to have halted after a large section of scaffolding buckled in Liverpool earlier today.

Planning permission to demolish the tenement blocks on Smithdown Lane was only granted on Tuesday, as part of a regeneration scheme for the area.

However, photos taken at the scene today appear to show the scaffolding hanging off the side of one of the buildings inside the site.

There are no reports of injuries at this time, nor of the name of the demolition contractor involved. However, photos and a video posted on the Liverpool Echo website does show an excavator belonging to Northbank Demolition.

The land is due to be transformed into a multi-storey car park and hotel, with the former student accommodation being flattened to make way for the new buildings.