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Shutter collapse injures two

TWO CARPENTERS were injured when a 2.5t shutter collapsed on an Anglian Water site in Norfolk last week.

The most seriously injured, 32 year old John Skillbeck, was impaled on adjacent reinforcing bars as he tried to escape the falling shutter. David Stretton (51) escaped with bruises.

The accident happened on Thursday as the men stripped the shutter from one wall of a rectangular settlement tank. Health & Safety Executive investigators are trying to find out why the push-pull system shutter was unbolted before being attached to the attending crane.

The men worked for MB Carpenters Suppliers, a subcontractor on the water treatment plant in Caistor, Norfolk. The 11M project is being built jointly with Biwater Treatment.

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