Shropshire

Sign fell on baby's pram in Newport due to fault

Shop where sign fell from Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service
Image caption The square sign fell from a shop in St Mary's Street in Newport, Shropshire

An investigation has found a shop sign fell 20ft (6m) on a baby's pram due to a manufacturing fault.

A 10-month-old boy was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the incident in St Mary's Street in Newport, Shropshire, in May 2016.

However, Telford and Wrekin Council has said no formal action would be taken following an investigation.

At the time of the accident, West Midlands Ambulance Service said the pram took the "bulk of the force".

Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service
Image caption The pram took "the bulk of the force," West Midlands Ambulance Service said

Council spokesman Chris Kowalik said: "Telford and Wrekin Council - in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive - decided, as this was the only sign the company had produced of this type of construction, that we would visit the company and educate on wooden-framed sign construction rather than take any formal action."

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