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Lorry brings down 30ft scaffold in crash – Yesterday

An articulated lorry has ripped 30ft-tall of scaffolding from the side of a Devon department store.

The crash happened at lunchtime and no construction workers were on the scaffold at Trinity House in Axminster.

Police confirmed that no-one was injured in the incident.

Eyewitness Christine Boyd told the BBC: “It’s extremely fortunate that no-one was working on the scaffolding or walking by, as this is a busy corner for pedestrians visiting the town centre.”

“One of the doors into the department store is located right beneath where the scaffolding was.”

Source: Construction Enquirer

 

LST Comment: “A lucky escape, perhaps physical barriers which were substantially sufficient to prevent this collision may have assisted. The potential for multiple fatalities when any scaffold collapses is obvious, especially around a busy shopping area.”

 

November 22, 2012 | Categories: News |
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