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    WALL COLLAPSE CLAIMS LIVES OF TWO BUILDERS

    Gable end wall collapses on Suffolk barn conversion refurb project 

    Two builders have lost their lives following collapse of a wall on a project involving the restoration of a derelict 18th century maltings barn. The project in Worlingworth, Suffolk plans to convert the premises in homes.

    The men were declared dead at the scene after emergency services found their bodies buried under the fall rubble. The Police and HSE have launched a joint investigation.

    The redbrick gable end wall of the two storey barn collapsed at round 5pm on 21 October. A villager is reported to have said:

    “A firm of builders had been working on the site for a while and were halfway through renovating the old building. “It started off life as a maltings and was then used as a pigsty for many years before it was recently sold to be developed. This is just an awful tragedy.”

    Suffolk Police said:

    “Police were called at 4.58pm this afternoon to reports of a collapsed wall at a building site. Police attended along with ambulances and the air ambulance and remain on site. Police have liaised with the Health and Safety Executive and the site has been cordoned off.”

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