Wednesday 16 May 2012 11.37am
I was walking along SBR this morning approaching the scaffolding set up near where the Southwark Playhouse
used to be. 2 builders were pulling up a huge pressed wood panel using a pulley. I have worked with pulleys and I know that the weight of whatever youíre lifting keeps the rope tight. However, the wood got stuck and I donít know if the guy who was pulling it realised it, but the panel came lose and fell down. It was already very high up and it fell down and the side of the roof of a taxi leaving huge dent. Fortunately there werenít any cyclists or pedestrians which was pure luck because its always packed that time of the morning. And way, I am quite shocked as this could easily have killed someone. The taxi pulled over and the driver and the builder started sorting things out, so I didnít stop. Now wondering if I should have offered a witness account, as I saw the whole thing. Any tips?