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Preston Bus Station car park roof has safety barriers put in

Posted on - 20th February, 2017 - 9:16pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre
Work took place on Monday (20 February) to install the barriers Pic: Benjamin Wareing
Work took place on Monday (20 February) to install the barriers Pic: Benjamin Wareing

Safety barriers have been fitted to the top of Preston Bus Station following the latest tragic event.

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A woman in her 60s fell from the top of the grade-II listed building during Saturday (18 February) afternoon.

Now Lancashire County Council – who are refurbishing the building – are completing the barrier work.

The Bus Station has seen a number of falls from the car park roof in recent years.

A spokesman for the county council said: It’s sad to hear about this incident at the bus station over the weekend. We pass on our condolences to her family and friends.

“As part of the redevelopment of the bus station, we’ve planned to add measures to reduce the chance of incidents from happening in the future, this includes measures on all floors.

“The measures are being introduced as part of the concrete repairs and other refurbishment work to the car park levels.”

Read more: More stand changes at Preston Bus Station

Another view of the barriers going in Pic: Benjamin Wareing
Another view of the barriers going in Pic: Benjamin Wareing

Preston Police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances regarding the incident on Saturday and a file would be passed to the coroner.

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