Witnesses speak of a ‘miracle’ there were no deaths on collapse
It has been reported by the Sheffield Telegraph (ST) that an investigation has been launched into the collapse of a building in Sheffield city centre. Witnesses told the ST that it was a ‘miracle’ no one was killed.
Residents fled the building after bricks and building materials began falling around them and one man was briefly trapped and taken to hospital. Some 30 people were checked by paramedics at the scene.
HSE inspectors were called out and a spokesman confirmed an official investigation has been launched.
Fire Station Station manager Ian French said:
“Our report was of a structural collapse. It did look very dramatic. The first crew secured the scene, we did have a report of a person trapped but he’d managed to get himself out. We used a camera to make sure that there was no one left inside the property so that everyone was accounted for.”