'No case to answer' in rubble damage
SAFETY investigators have issued safety advice to a Neath-based firm, after building rubble fell from a site onto a nearby parked car, leaving it seriously damage.
The Health and Safety Executive launched its investigation following the incident in Lion Street, Waun Wen, last October.
St Mark's Church, which stands on the street, was in the process of being developed, but during the work, debris from the site fell over onto the pavement and the unfortunate vehicle parked alongside.
The silver Volkswagen Polo which was seriously damaged in the incident, with its windscreen and driver's side window smashed, and its body work seriously damaged.
The site is adjacent to Waun Wen Primary School, and the damaged car is thought to have belonged to one of the teachers there.
The work on the site was being undertaken by Neath-based developer, Hale Construction.
A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said there were no prosecutions following the investigation.
He added: "The HSE investigation into this incident has been com- pleted.
"Advice was given to the principal contractor on the appointment of suitable and competent subcontractors and two Improvement Notices were issued to the demolition contractor involved, relating to the competence of various employers for the job they were asked to do."
Malcolm Thomas, constructions manager for Hale Constructions said: "We have spoken with the Health and Safety Executive, and they gave us advice. But they said they was no case to answer."