September 30th, 2016

Catshill man left shaken after ‘insecure fence fell on his car’

Catshill man left shaken after ‘insecure fence fell on his car’ Catshill man left shaken after ‘insecure fence fell on his car’
Updated: 11:25 am, Dec 04, 2015

A CATSHILL man was left shaken after, he said, a building site barrier fell which was not left secure.

Wayne Symes, of Shelley Close, parked his care near the development on School Drive on November 17 while he went to pick up his fiancé.

The metal railing got caught in the wind, blew over and caused more than £300 worth of damage to his vehicle. He said if it had happened just a couple of minutes later it would ave fallen straight onto his fiancé.

“It was very heavy,” the 29-year-old said. “I’m fairly in shape and it was really difficult for me to lift it off and all the fences are attached to each other.

“Although the damage is inconvenient, my main worry is that it could fall on someone, particularly children as it was so close to the school.

“If it happened on the night time a passer by could be stuck for hours because there is no way a child or elderly person could get that off by themselves.”

Wayne complained to the company responsible, DSM Demolition.

He went back the next day to see if anything had been done to secure the fence but, he claims, it was still left in the same state as the night before.

A spokeswoman from DSM Demolition said: “With regards to the former demolition site on School Drive Bromsgrove, please note that DSM handed a secure fenced site back to their Client on October 9.

“Respectfully we are unable to comment further.”

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