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Two workers hurt on A556 upgrade scheme

Costain has confirmed that two workers were hurt in an incident on the A556 improvement project.

The contractor said the incident happened on the evening of Monday 3 August.

“An incident occurred where two contractors were injured, one seriously, while working on the A556 Knutsford to Bowdon improvement scheme on Monday evening,” said Costain in a statement.

“We are fully cooperating with the relevant authorities as a result of this incident and it is not possible to comment further at this time.”  

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called to a report of a wall collapse in the area of the A556 construction project shortly before 5.30pm on Monday.

“Firefighters from Cheshire and Greater Manchester were called to a report of a wall collapsing on a scissor lift on a construction site,” said the fire service in a statement.

“Two site workers had suffered injuries and the crews assisted ambulance paramedics with trauma care. The casualties were taken to hospital.”

The A556 upgrade project includes construction of a new section of highway, and improvements to the existing A556 trunk road in Cheshire between M6 Junction 19, near Knutsford, and M56 Junction 7 near Bowdon. Costain will also improve the M6 southbound carriageway between M6 Junction 19 and Knutsford Services.

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