Cawarden clean-up to commence

Equipment from the Cawarden Demolition fleet is expected to arrive on the site of a partial collapse in Wrexham today to begin the clean-up operation and to make safe the remaining structures.

DemolitionNews understands that a three-man strip-out team had just left the building when it partially collapsed. No-one was injured in the collapse.

The strip-out gang was not directly employed by Cawarden, which is acting as the demolition contractor on the project. DemolitionNews further understands that at least two of the three men were not CCDO qualified.

It is our understanding that William Crooks – the current president of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors – is working with the main contractor, the local authority and the Health and Safety Executive to establish the precise cause of the unplanned collapse.