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Scaffolding along a street in Stoke-on-Trent collapses

  • 4-30-2011

Scaffolding around a row of terraced houses due for demolition in north Staffordshire has collapsed.

The scaffolding had been erected in Wellington Road in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to the street at 1030 BST.

A spokesman said: "Although there were workmen there, no-one was hurt; a very lucky escape indeed given the size of the structure that had fallen."

Fire crews also attended the scene.

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