London tower crane collapse kills woman

London tower crane collapse

A woman was pronounced dead and four people were injured after a tower crane suddenly collapsed onto a row of houses in east London yesterday. The 20-meter tower crane was working on a construction site when it came crashing down onto nearby houses in Bow, east London. A woman was found dead on the first floor of one of the houses...

Scaffolder Left Paralysed After Freak Accident

Image of scaffolder Josh Holmes with his children, Josh has been left paralysed after a motocross accident

A scaffolder from Lancashire has been left paralysed from the chest down after a terrible motocross accident. Josh Holmes, who recently set up his own scaffolding company was thrown off his motocross bike and landed in a ditch after the throttle on his bike got stuck on Sunday, August 25.

Video: Man falls 30 feet after scaffolding accident

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Video Credit: Newsflare A video showing the aftermath of a scaffold collapse on the side of a boat in the Philippines on the 12th May has been published. At a drydock in Zambales, Phillippines four workers were working on the side of a cargo ship when the scaffold collapsed. The collapse resulted in the death of one contractor while three others were...

Tower crane drops pallet of bricks on pedestrian

Tower crane drops load

A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a pallet of bricks dropped from a tower crane. The 28-year-old victim was passing a Higgins Homes construction site in east London yesterday morning when the crane dropped its load. According to reports, the Police in Tower Hamlets are appealing for witnesses after launching an investigation with the Health and...

Scaffolding Manager jailed for fraud

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A scaffolding company manager has been jailed for stealing money from his own firm to fund a chronic gambling addiction. Daniel Bell, 45, received a sentence of two-and-a-half years at Basildon Crown Court after admitting stealing £326,000 between June 2015 and July 2016. Working in his role as commercial manager for Durston Scaffolding Ltd based at Laindon, Bell was caught following...

Scaffolder fighting brain tumour warns others to have a health check

Scaffolder Wayne Evans

A scaffolder recovering in hospital is warning others to get checked out after Doctors find brain tumour. Wayne Evans, 40 from Barnsley is currently recovering in hospital after major brain surgery to remove a golf ball sized tumour. He has worked in the scaffolding industry since the age of 17. Beginning his career as a labourer, Wayne has worked his...

Cinema Collapse Brings Down Scaffolding On Tyneside

Building collapse onto scaffolding in Newcastle

The famous Odeon cinema in Newcastle Upon Tyne's city centre is lying in ruins today following a collapse of the building late last night. A bus stop next to the building under demolition since January, was completely crushed. Amazingly, no-one was hurt in the incident that happened at around 11 pm on Monday, though around 10 people were waiting...

Construction firm fined after Scaffolder is left paralysed

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A construction company has been fined £100K after a scaffolder fell 4m through an opening. Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Limited (SMDL) has been fined £105,000 after a scaffolder was left paralysed following an accident at a building site in Kilsyth, Scotland. The Scaffolder suffered injuries to his spinal cord and is now paralysed from the neck down following the incident. Airdrie...

Shocking Video: Man Pulls Scaffolding Over onto Busy Street

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A video has emerged online showing a man purposely pulling a fully erected scaffold over onto a busy street and parked cars. The five minute sickening video originally posted on Facebook shows an unidentified man calmly dismantling the bottom lift of a scaffold, which had been erected on the front of a house somewhere in the UK. The video continues on...

Storm Doris Rips Scaffolding from London Rooftop

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Rooftop scaffolding has collapsed under the pressure of the high winds of Storm Doris, forcing emergency services to close a main road through central London. The scaffolding that looks to include debris netting, became dislodged at the top of the office block at the 1926-built Aldwych House, Holborn, due to the high winds reports ITV. It had been put into place...

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