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Scaffolding collapses in Reading with two hurt

by LLB Reporter
1st Aug 19 1:01 pm

Two people have been hurt after scaffolding around a building collapsed on Thursday hurting two people with fears people could be trapped.

Photo taken by @l3uddz

Images show the scaffolding covered in white sheeting is strewn across Garrard Street just yards from Reading Railway station.

Firefighters are using thermal imaging to search for anyone trapped, as a south central ambulance spokesman said initial calls suggest there maybe people trapped.

Photo taken by @l3uddz

The spokesman said, “We are currently at the scene assessing two people with non-life-threatening injuries.

“The fire service are using their thermal imaging equipment to search the collapsed scaffolding to see if there is anyone trapped in that.”

The area has been cordoned off with road closures, police and paramedics on the scene.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) spokesman said, “We are aware of an incident and are making initial inquiries.”

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