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The scene at the construction site of the new swimming pool at Millgate in Wigan
The scene at the construction site of the new swimming pool at Millgate in Wigan
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THIS was the dramatic scene in Wigan town centre when a fork-lift truck toppled over and crashed into scaffolding.

Miraculously, nobody was injured after a Pegasus rotating truck fell sideways from uneven ground onto the scaffolding of the South Life Centre site, where the new swimming pool complex is intended to be.

An investigation has now been launched into what happened.

Worried onlookers had gathered around Millgate when Morgan Sindall employees arrived to assess the damage, yesterday morning. One shopper said: “I first drove past and saw all these men looking at some machinery.

“Then later on, I walked past again and there were a lot more men there, there might have been about 40 of them. They all seemed to be looking at this piece of machinery which I thought looked like a crane, it had fallen onto the scaffolding.

“Lots of people who were walking past had gathered to see what all the commotion was about. It was a miracle that nobody was hurt, it looked quite dangerous.”

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