Shirley Towers 'possible breaches'

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Health and safety rules are likely to have been breached during a tower block fire in which two firefighters died, a report has revealed.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said certain acts or omissions could have affected how the Shirley Towers tragedy developed in Southampton.

But it found no single breach could have caused the deaths of Jim Shears and Alan Bannon in 2010.

The HSE findings came in a Hampshire fire service report into the blaze.

They match those of coroner Keith Wiseman following inquests into the deaths of Mr Bannon, 38, from Southampton, and Mr Shears, 35, from Poole.

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