Woman hurt by collapsing takeaway floor

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A HEALTH and safety probe has been launched after a woman plunged through the ground floor of a town centre takeaway.

Emergency crews were called to Carlos Pizza on Westfield Street shortly before 4am last Monday (April 9) after a woman fell through the floor and into the basement.

Firefighters from Parr Stocks and the force’s specialist search and rescue team helped paramedics lift the victim, who suffered arm and leg injuries in the fall, onto a stretcher.

She was then carried up the stairs, assessed by paramedics and taken to Whiston Hospital for further checks.

Fortunately, her injuries were not believed to be life threatening and fire crews vacated the scene by about 5.15am.

A building control inspector was called to the takeaway to survey the scene and a health and safety investigation has now been launched to establish how the incident happened.

A spokesman for St Helens Council confirmed that the authority was still awaiting a report from a structural engineer, and there would be nothing to add until that report had been compiled.