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Narrow miss for workers in Brighton street
5:10pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
Construction workers nearly had a splat on the head when pots of render came crashing to the ground at a building site.
The pavement in Queens Road, Brighton, was turned a whiter shade of pale when a pallet hoisted by a crane carrying tins of render snapped on the building site of the new Ibis hotel.
Fortunately workers were observing the exclusion zone around the crane and no one were hurt in the incident.
An operation using power washers to remove the render from the pavement was being undertaken last night.
The 140-bed hotel is being built in a project worth £11.5 million on the site of a former casino, which has been left derelict for years.
The construction project is being overseen by McAleer & Rushe. A company spokesman said: “There is only access on one side of the building and the pots were being lifted into position when the pallet split and the render fell down.
"The render is non-toxic and staff have been power washing the pavement to clear it away.”
Reader Neil Davies sent in the pictures of the incident and told The Argus he ‘just watched a crane drop a pallet full of paint/plaster, narrowly missing the people underneath’.
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