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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Public escape uninjured as structure falls on high street

It has been reported by the Essex Chronicle that a pedestrian was “almost crushed” and two men believed injured after a scaffold  collapsed in the Essex town of Braintree.

The structure was being used as a workplace for two workmen men when it fell. One of the men was “unable to stand, while a woman had to dive out of the way in order to avoid being crushed”.

The cause of the collapse is unknown.

A spokesperson for Essex Ambulance said:

“We got a call at 11.18 to a report of a scaffolding collapse and we sent an ambulance crew, which was on the scene in four minutes. We were originally told that two people had fallen nine foot, and we took one patient to Broomfield with an ankle injury, but it isnt thought there were any serious or life-threatening injuries.”

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