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LIFTING OPERATION ENDANGERS BUS PASSENGERS

Steel re-bar injures young child on bus upper deck in London suburb

It has been reported that young girl has been injured after a crane collided with a double decker bus on Thursday 18th August outside Sidcup railway station.

Rebar lifted by the crane struck the upper deck front window of a 160 bus endangering two young girls, aged 7 and 12, and their mother. The 7-year old girl suffered a minor laceration.

The steel reinforcment was being lifted to an upper level on the construction project near the station.

A Transport for London spokesman said:

“A route 160 bus operated by Arriva was struck by metal being moved by a crane in Jubilee Way, Sidcup today.

We understand the incident has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.”

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