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Workman recovers after wall falls on him

PUBLISHED: 15:30 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:41 17 September 2018

The brick wall which collapsed onto a workman. Picture. Abigail Nicholson

The brick wall which collapsed onto a workman. Picture. Abigail Nicholson

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Emergency services rushed to the scene of an industrial accident where a wall fell onto a man in the Cobholm area of Great Yarmouth.

The brick wall which collapsed onto a workman. Picture. Abigail NicholsonThe brick wall which collapsed onto a workman. Picture. Abigail Nicholson

Emergency services rushed to the scene of an industrial accident where a wall fell onto a workman in the Cobholm area of Great Yarmouth.

Police were called to Mill Road at 2.30pm on Monday after the wall toppled over on a site where homes are being built.

Norfolk Police said it was believed that the workman is believed not to have suffered serious injuries.

A resident said they ‘heard a loud bang’ around the time of the incident and later saw a large emergency response.

Emergency services block off Mill Road in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Joseph NortonEmergency services block off Mill Road in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Joseph Norton

As emergency services dealt with the accident they sealed off the area as residence looked on.

Police described the incident as an industrial accident and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

The boarding around the wall showed that the area is a new development of two bedroom apartments.

Firefighters attended and helped the casualty of the wall collapse before passing him over to the care of the ambulance service.


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