On the evening of Tuesday 26th June, one end of the mast climber became detached, leaving the platform perilously out of kilter. A crane was deployed to rescue it.
The platform was attached to the side of new tower block under construction. The 23-storey, 576-bed, purpose-built student accommodation scheme, Portsmouth One, is being built by Osborne as main contractor on behalf of Crown Student Living.
A spokesperson for the contractor told the local paper: “We are aware of an issue at Portsmouth One. No-one has been injured. ‘It is too early to comment, but we are currently investigating alongside other agencies to establish exactly what has happened.”