Chimney scaffold accident highlights the dangers of chimney scaffolds
A construction worker was injured by a chimney-shingled scaffolding tube after the scaffolding was hit by a falling scaffold and a fall of about 10 feet.
“The next thing I knew, I was in the middle of a chimneyshining accident. “
“We’ve got scaffolding up there and I was on top of the scaffold, and then I heard a crash and then a crash. “
“Then I thought ‘what happened?’.””
It was so loud and so hard and I thought I’d better get my legs up to protect me from the impact.””
Then I thought ‘what happened?’.”
It was so loud and so hard and I thought I’d better get my legs up to protect me from the impact.
“A spokesman for the Birmingham City Council said: ‘The incident occurred in a scaffolding area in the city’s Northside, which has been cleared to allow traffic to move.’
The scaffolding is in the process of being replaced.’
We have had no reports of injuries, however we will liaise with the coroner to provide updates.’
The worker’s injuries were not life-threatening, the council said.
A spokesman said: ”We can confirm a scaffold worker has been injured whilst working in Birmingham City Hall.”
No other injuries have been reported.”
We are offering counselling to any workers affected by this incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101.