Investigation into fatal collapse will last ‘months’

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The investigation into what caused last month’s fatal masonry collapse in Bridlington town centre is still ongoing and is expected to last months.

The investigation into what caused last month’s fatal masonry collapse in Bridlington town centre is still ongoing and is expected to last months.

Robert Young, 61, of Bridlington died as a result of injuries sustained from falling masonry on Monday 6 October, while he was walking along Cliff Street.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “A Coroner’s inquest has been opened with a date yet to be fixed.

“A joint investigation between Humberside Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council is underway into the cause of the building collapse.

“The investigation is expected to be ongoing for a number of months.”

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has previously confirmed that work to stabilise the structure on Cliff Street had been completed, and a scaffolding remains in place around the building.

The incident also saw a taxi driver narrowly escape with his life, after the falling debris badly damaged his car which was parked below the structure.

The driver, Neil Dean, who own Dixie’s Taxis, said: “It was horrendous.

“You only have to look at the back of my car to see how much force was behind all the rubble.”

The Met Office said there was a moderate gale on the day and wind gusts had reached up to 48 miles per hour.

It has not yet been confirmed if weather on the day contributed to the structure’s collapse.