Men rescued from scaffolding in Dewsbury

TWO building workers had to be rescued by fire crews after a house gable end threatened to collapse.

TWO building workers had to be rescued by fire crews after a house gable end threatened to collapse.

The men were trapped on scaffolding 25 feet from the ground when stones from the wall came loose.

They had been working on the terrace house in St Mary’s Place, Dewsbury, yesterday when the drama unfolded.

Dewsbury fire crews were called shortly before 11am to rescue the men, who were unhurt but very weary, and to cordon off the building.

Crew Commander Rob Butters said: “We got firefighters up on the scaffolding to help them by taking the weight of the stones and were able to get them down safely.

“The site had to be cordoned off and experts called in to make the building safe. It was a dangerous situation”.

 

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