Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Alcohol Claim at Demolition Site in City

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Alcohol Claim at Demolition Site in City

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Byline: Laura Hill Reporter Laura.Hill@trinitymirror.com @laurahillnews

AN investigation is under way after a workman was seen with a can of lager at a city centre demolition site hours after a major accident.

The workman was in the site office of the Odeon demolition, on Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, on Tuesday morning.

The incident has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which said investigations were under way to check if correct working practices were in place.

Contractors worked throughout the night to secure the building site after scaffolding and debris collapsed on to the road late on Monday. When contacted by us regarding the sighting, an HSE spokesperson said: "We have launched an investigation. As part of this ongoing inquiry, we will work closely with all those involved in the work on this site to establish whether suitable and sufficient working policies and practices were in place to safeguard both workers and members of the public. …

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