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Residents allowed back near crane
Security cordon in Liverpool
Shops and offices were evacuated
Residents who were moved from their homes over fears about the safety of a collapsed crane in Liverpool city centre have been allowed to return.

One man died and another was injured when the tower crane collapsed on a building site on Colquitt Street on Tuesday.

A 40m exclusion zone was set up around the area as health and safety officers inspected the crane's base.

The cordon was lifted from surrounding streets when repairs were approved.

The areas between Duke Street and Bold Street and between Slater Street and Berry Street were cordoned off just after 1230 GMT.

About 100 people were moved away from the scene as shops and offices were evacuated. No vehicles were allowed to pass through the area.

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the cause of the collapse.

The exclusion zone was set up after it was discovered that bolts securing the remains of the crane to the ground had been damaged in the collapse.


SEE ALSO
Fatal crane collapse investigated
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