Stoke & Staffordshire

Demolition workers' lucky escape at Stoke-on-Trent site

Three demolition workers were injured when the roof of the building they were working on in Stoke-on-Trent collapsed.

It happened just before 09:00 BST at the site of an old school building, near Fenton Manor Swimming Pool.

The men, who were not seriously hurt, were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said the men had a "lucky escape". The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

"The roof appeared to have been blown off the building," the ambulance service spokesman said.

"A man in his 40s sustained chest injuries. A colleague, thought to be in his 30s, received arm and lower back injuries and crews also treated a man in his 30s for an ankle injury."

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