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INCIDENT: CRANE ‘CRASH’ ON HOSPITAL PROJECT

Work remains on hold after crane strikes wall of ward

It has been reported by the Times & Star that work has still not restarted after a crane ‘crash’ on a major construction project at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven on 30th April 2013. Work on the £90 million redevelopment is on hold more than a week after a crane crashed into the wall of a hospital ward.

An investigation was launched after “one of the three giant cranes” hit the wall causing a window to break. The Times & Star  reports that a hospital spokeswoman said: “the hospital trust has been working closely with developers Laing O’Rourke since the incident and the investigation has now been completed.”

The hospital new-build is in phase one of the project which is scheduled for completion in December 2014.

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