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Nechells Recycling Plant

#1 by astwood , Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:27 pm

Five workers killed when a concrete wall fell on them


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#2 by Slow Jo , Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:29 pm

Saw that on central news ,what a way to go crushed under a concrete wall and tons of scrap metal ,lets hope it was quick.


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#3 by astwood , Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:43 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #2
Saw that on central news ,what a way to go crushed under a concrete wall and tons of scrap metal ,lets hope it was quick.

I think those who died were spanish of gambian descent


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#4 by Slow Jo , Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:47 pm

According to central news the wall was stacked concrete blocks one and a half tons each ,holding back a pile of scrap metal ,these fell on the men plus a large amount of metal.They had no chance under that lot.


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#5 by astwood , Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:49 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #4
According to central news the wall was stacked concrete blocks one and a half tons each ,holding back a pile of scrap metal ,these fell on the men plus a large amount of metal.They had no chance under that lot.

One escaped with a leg injury i think


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#6 by Slow Jo , Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:51 pm

He was very lucky ,I think.


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#7 by astwood , Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:55 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #6
He was very lucky ,I think.

There insurence is going to go up they had a big fire there not long back


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#8 by Slow Jo , Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:59 pm

And the reporter said a man had his arm broken in a machine in 2012 ,health and safety are carrying out a full investigation .could be closed down ,will have some compen 'to pay out to their families. could be court if proved to be negligent.


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#9 by mikejee , Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:29 pm

I'd have thought that a wall of concrete blocks just piled up on each other without anything joining them together, even if they were a ton and a quarter weight, was a bit dodgy for holding back tons of scrap.


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#10 by astoness , Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:09 am

i agree mike that retaining wall looks very flimsy to me...this is the 3 incident this company has recently had...reckon they must be bought to book on this one..the owner was in spain at the time..

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#11 by Voltman , Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:05 pm

This is the place that went up in flames earlier this year,


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