HSE acts on debris concerns…

Work on Fleetwood demolition site halted to allow safety investigation.

The demolition of a run-down Fleetwood flat block has ground to a halt after contractors were caught on camera tearing down the structure with no visible protection in place on the street.

Workers carrying out the demolition of the Marine View Apartments on the corner of Galloway Road and the Esplanade, were seen tearing down parts of the three-storey building using a crane, sending bricks and other debris flying all over the road.

An investigation is now being carried out and the work has now been stopped by the Health and Safety Executive following reports from Wyre Council and members of the public.

M&Y Maintenance and Construction cleared out the inside of the old flat block on behalf of Regenda Homes in January, with demolition work beginning two weeks ago.

Fleetwood councillor Rachel George, who visited the site yesterday following concerns, said: “I have spoken to the people onsite and they are happy that it’s safe. I’m happy that they have put security fences up, but when I arrived there was debris on the road. The people I have spoken to are worried. They are concerned, They feel like their safety is not being taken seriously.”

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