Falkirk: Two dead and two injured after farm wall collapse
Two men have been killed and two others injured after a wall collapsed on a farm near to Falkirk in Scotland.
The HSE has been informed of the incident, which occurred at Minehead Farm in Whitecross at about 10:10am on Monday 6 May 2019. It, along with Police Scotland, is due to carry out a full investigation into what happened.
The men were reported to have been working on the wall at the time of the collapse. The two killed have been named as Peter Walker, 53, from Blackburn and 48-year-old James Henderson, from Grangemouth.
The two injured men were both taken to hospital, their injuries both reported to be non-life threatening.
A fire service spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service responded at 10.11am on Monday, May 6 with emergency service partners to a farm in the Falkirk area following reports of a collapsed wall.
“Operations Control mobilised a number of fire appliances to the Whitecross area.”
In a statement, Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong, Local Area Commander for Falkirk, added: “My thoughts and sympathies are with the families of those affected by this incident and a multi-agency inquiry at the farm is ongoing.”
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