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    INCIDENT: PEDESTRIANS STRUCK BY FALLING PLASTERBOARD

    Two women hospitalised after fall of material on London building site

    It has been reported by the Brent and Kilburn Times that two pedestrians have been injured in the Kilburn area of London after a section of plasterboard fell to the adjacent street. One of the injured pedestrians suffered a fractured ankle.

    A concerned resident said: 

    “There needs to be something done about this, it’s obviously unsafe and children walk past that area everyday. Many schoolchildren walk along the road on the way to nearby Salusbury Primary School, in Salusbury Road. Just imagine if someone had been killed, it’s so dangerous. I’ve tried putting complaints in but nothing is being done about it, it is as though no-one cares about the residents’ safety. Somebody needs to take responsibility for this.”

    A spokesman for Denne Construction said the company was ‘extremely sorry’ for the incident and apologised to both women and their families. He added: 

    “An urgent review has begun employing independent safety consultants to establish the cause of the incident. In the meantime as a precaution all plasterboard packs and palletised materials have been relocated away from the site boundary. The site management team are in contact with the families of the two injured ladies. I am relieved to say that one lady was discharged the same day whilst the other had a successful operation on her injury.”

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