Scaffold collapses, workers trapped

 Two construction workers were
trapped inside a cherry picker after scaffolding collapsed at a building in
central George Town at the height of morning rush hour on Friday.

Fire Services rescued the two men,
who were inside the cherry picker at the top of the scaffolding, shortly before
9am, after being trapped there for more than half an hour.

The men, from Hurlstone
Construction, had been working on scaffolding erected at the side of the LIME
store at Anderson Square.

No-one was injured in the collapse
and no cars were damaged, said Inspector Dane Pinnock of George Town Police

The only damage reported was to a bank
of public phones.

Several fire units and ambulances
attended the scene.

Traffic was diverted while fire
trucks blocked Shedden Road to gain access to the men.

Police and the construction company
representatives spoke with the two workers immediately after they got back on
the ground to ascertain the cause of the scaffolding collapse.


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