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TWO MEN DEAD AFTER CONCRETE STRUCTURE COLLAPSES

Father and son die after being trapped by falling concrete during demolition

The Press Association has reported that a father and son from Leicestershire have died when the concrete roof they were dismantling collapsed on to them.

Kalwant Singh Dale, 45, and his son Jason, 21, from Oadby, were trapped beneath slabs of concrete at the house in Thurnby Lodge. The men were taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary where they were pronounced dead.

Leicestershire Police said the structure on which the two men were working was similar to a ‘concrete sectional garage’. Nearby residents said the men were using sledgehammers to break down the walls of the building and that the father and son “renovated several houses in the area”.

An eyewitness told a local newspaper that heard a crash and added:

“I saw a paramedic and went into the back garden and saw them trapped underneath massive bits of concrete. There was nothing I could do – the slabs were huge.”

The Leicestershire Police said they did not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the coroner. HSE said inspections would be carried before they decided whether to formally investigate the deaths.

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