Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Six injured as Belfast building collapses during concrete pour

Six men were taken to hospital on Monday after a building under construction in Belfast collapsed.

Concrete was being poured onto the second-storey slab when the collapse occurred. Local engineers said that the falsework for the concrete pour collapsed without warning.

The men fell approximately 10m and are all reported to be in a stable condition. Five remained in hospital as NCE went to press.
It is believed that up to 60 people were working on the site at the time of the accident.

Health and safety officials in Northern Ireland have closed down the site and are carrying out a full investigation.

Turkington Construction was contractor on the building, which was to be the new headquarters for the Law Society of Northern Ireland. In a statement Turkington Construction said it "deeply regrets the incident".

"We are now working closely with the Health and Safety Executive to investigate the causes of the incident and to ensure the site is secured to the public and our workforce."

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.