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Four People Rescued After Sheffield Building Collapse

Specialist Lawyers Call On Authorities To Investigate Thoroughly


By Rob Dixon

Safety experts have urged that lessons must be learned in relation to what caused a building in the Brook Hill area of Sheffield to collapse on Saturday (March 23rd), with four people needing to be rescued by emergency services.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to the three-storey building on the afternoon and quickly rescued four people from the site before searching the site for other casualties.

Investigations are continuing into the incident, which left those rescued with injuries not thought to be life-threatening – although two were taken to Northern General Hospital for treatment.

More than 20 people living in the terraced building are now thought to be seeking alternative accommodation as a result of the problems, which are not believed to have been linked to an explosion or fire.

Legal specialists at Irwin Mitchell, which has its headquarters in Sheffield, are experts in safety and representing workers and members of the public who have been injured in building or construction-related incidents.

David Urpeth, a Partner and expert in such work at the national law firm, said: “This is clearly a worrying incident which has affected a number of people, with many wanting answers as to what happened and how this could have been prevented.

“Through our work in cases with similar circumstances to this, we hope that authorities are able to work quickly to gather as much information as possible to develop a full picture around the circumstances of this incident.

“This should prove very useful in determining what went wrong and how a structural collapse of this kind can be avoided in the future.”

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