Scaffolding falls from Glasgow apartment site

Scaffolding from the top floor of an apartment block under construction in Glasgow collapsed in high winds yesterday. Police quickly closed roads around the construction site following the incident that happened around 2pm. The site was evacuated while workers scrambled to make the structure safe. It’s understood that no person was injury in the collapse. A...

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Scaffolding falls from Glasgow apartment site

Scaffolding from the top floor of an apartment block under construction in Glasgow collapsed in high winds yesterday. Police quickly closed roads around the construction...

Altrad appoints new director to support its upstream growth agenda

Altrad has announced the appointment of John Welsh, Client Services Director, to accelerate its upstream growth strategy for the UK continental shelf (UKCS). John Welsh, returns...

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Scaffolding falls from Glasgow apartment site

Scaffolding from the top floor of an apartment block under construction in Glasgow collapsed in high winds yesterday. Police quickly closed roads around the construction site following the incident that happened around 2pm. The site...
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Altrad appoints new director to support its upstream growth agenda

Altrad has announced the appointment of John Welsh, Client Services Director, to accelerate its upstream growth strategy for the UK continental shelf (UKCS). John Welsh, returns back to his roots to join the enlarged Altrad business,...

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