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Concrete wall kills five at Birmingham recycling site

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Concrete wall kills five at Birmingham recycling site

As a result of a large concrete wall collapse, five workers were crushed to death and one injured at a recycling site in Birmingham.

The collapsed wall, which was eight metres in height, was holding scrap metal. The police and emergency team are working at the site.  

The survived man with injuries in his leg was taken to Heartlands Hospital. It's reported that one of the killed man suffered a heart attack. All six workers are allegedly of African descent, but with Spain's citizenship.

The incident provoked debates on safety standards in this industry. Brian Rye, general secretary of construction union UCATT, explained that there is no much information about the incident.

Meanwhile, according to him, it's crucial that the UK’s Health and Safety Executive would continue playing its active role in ensuring safety standards, GSR reports.

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