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    INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN LONDON

    Pictures show scale of potential disaster on busy Fulham high street 

    The Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle has reported on a scaffold collapse onto a pavement in London. The structure collapsed on busy stretch of Lillie Road in Fulham on Monday 3rd October.

    Planning permission has been granted for a three-storey block of flats on the site of former council property sold to Jersey-based firm Golden Dreams Ltd. Investigators are now seeking to establish the cause of the collapse.

    Scaffold seen “swaying in the wind”

    An eyewitness said:

    “I was standing outside smoking and out of the corner of my eye I saw something moving. It seemed to come down in slow motion, the polls were bending 90 degrees and then it crashed to floor. If someone had been underneath they would have died, unless they were a very small child. It’s really lucky no one was walking down there at the time.”

    A local shopkeeper told the Chronicle said:

    “It’s a amazing no one was passing – this is one of the busiest roads in the area and is used by hundreds of people a day. There is no doubt this could have killed someone.

    It did seem quite overloaded and I have often seen it swaying in the wind. There have been people working on it every day until a few weeks ago but not so much lately.”

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