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    INCIDENT: WALL COLLAPSE IN LEISURE CENTRE

    Schoolboy seriously injured after collapse of internal wall at council pool

    The South Wales Argos has reported that schoolboy Daniel Morgan is in a “critical but stable condition” after a leisure centre wall collapsed on him. It took Fire and Rescue an hour to free the boy and HSE is now investigating how the 1.8m high breeze block internal wall collapsed.

    Initial reports suggested he suffered leg injuries but it the full extent of his injuries has now emerged. Monmouthshire council said the wall was a partition in the male “dry” changing room. A spokesman said:

    “Clearly it is for the HSE to determine the cause of the accident and while we will continue to work closely with them, we cannot comment or speculate further on the accident.

    The centre is only 12 years old and was subject to a full structural survey three years ago. It is regularly maintained and we had no concerns about a maintenance backlog or any ongoing problems with the centre.

    Following the accident we have conducted a thorough test of the leisure centre and the county’s three other leisure facilities. No problems have been identified and the type of wall does not appear in any of our other leisure centres.”

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