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    INCIDENT: CHILD STRUCK BY FALLING OBJECT

    Wood falling from scaffold triggers arrest of two on construction site

    It has been reported by the Brighton Argos that a three-year-old girl has “suffered serious injuries from a piece of wood that fell on her head from scaffolding” on 6th July 2018 and that two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

    HSE Inspectors attended and were photographed examining planks of wood next to the scaffolding.

    Detective Chief Inspector Pierre Serra, of Sussex Police, told the Argos said:

    “We are appealing to anyone who may have been walking along the street at this time to come forward with any information they have on this incident. We are also urging anyone who was driving along this road to check their dash cam footage to see if the incident was captured.”

    A HSE spokesman said: “HSE is aware of the incident.

    “Inspectors have attended the scene and we are investigating alongside the police who are leading the initial response. As the investigation is ongoing we are unable to comment further at this time.”

     

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