Masonry falling from building sees safety cordon put up in Ballymena town centre

 

 

The scene at Wellington Street in Ballymena where an area was cordoned off because of falling masonry. Pictures – North East News.

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PIECES of masonry falling from a building in Ballymena town centre on Tuesday morning saw police initially cordon a footpath off before the local council brought in safety barriers.

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There were no reports of any injuries after the incident began around 11.30am at the bottom of one of Ballymena’s busiest streets – Wellington Street.

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A PSNI spokesman confirmed to ‘Ballymena Daily’ they were at the scene to help make the area safe before health and safety officials from the council were called in.

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An spokesman for Mid & East Antrim Borough Council told us: “Our staff are on the site and have cordoned the area off. The owner has been notified and is on their way to the site.”

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One passer-by said: “There were a few lumps of masonry lying on the footpath and thankfully nobody appears to have been hurt.

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“The police and Council were on the scene pretty quickly and did a good job making the area safe”.

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There were fears other pieces of debris could fall from the building.

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As it is the Halloween school holidays the area was particularly busy on Tuesday.

The ‘N-Gage’ youth facility uses part of the building and it had to close.

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