Burnfield Demolition’s emergency team stops falling masonry danger

March 14, 2011

Burnfield Demolition’s 24 hour emergency call out team was alerted to an accident by Renfrewshire Council’s building control department. The incident occurred on Johnstone High Street where five tonnes of chimney masonry had collapsed through and off of a tenement roof, due to high winds.

Members of the public were extremely lucky to escape death or serious injury from the falling sandstone blocks, some of which slid down the roof onto to the street below where a car was badly crushed. See the below image.

From the images you can see the extent of the damage to both the roof, footpath and road which Strathclyde Police had closed off. Our emergency operatives who are extremely experienced in these situations, quickly secured and cleared the area of the dangerous unstable stonework and added weatherproof panels to protect the remaining building.

A local woman narrowly missed serious injury when her car was obliterated by the falling masonry. Read the full story here as covered by the Paisley Daily Express.