WALTHAMSTOW: Refuse workers knock down wall outside family home

Jonah and Samuel Mensah with the damaged wall

Jonah and Samuel Mensah with the damaged wall

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A FAMILY was shocked to discover that refuse workers had knocked down a wall at the front of their home.

Samuel Mensah, 24, looked out of the window to discover a section of the wall had been destroyed.

As Mr Mensah's bin had just been emptied he suspected refuse workers to blame and he was right.

He said: “They confessed it was them, but they said it was nothing compared to some of the accidents they have.”

Mr Mensah said he believes the wall was hit by a refuse worker's truck, but a Verdant spokesman said the wall was hit by a bin as it was being wheeled.

The wall has still not been rebuilt and Mr Mensah, who lives with his parents Comfort and Jonah and sister Jennifer, said he did not feel Verdant, the council contractor responsible, had taken responsibility.

A spokesman said the wall should be fixed this week.

He added: "We believe Verdant has acted reasonably and responsibly, and in a timely manner, to resolve this minor incident."

The crash happened last Tuesday shortly before 2pm.

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11:22am Tue 3 Nov 09

Andy Lundlack says...

If it is not repaired by Christmas, put little tea lights on the tiny steps and it will look lovely at night.
If it is not repaired by Christmas, put little tea lights on the tiny steps and it will look lovely at night. Andy Lundlack
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11:24am Tue 3 Nov 09

mr rusty says...

What a bizarre non-story....wall gets knocked over on tuesday maybe by dustmen- Mr Mensah feels they had 'not taken responsibility': what does he expect? A bin man round with a trowel? Try ringing your insurers mr Mensah!!! : )
What a bizarre non-story....wall gets knocked over on tuesday maybe by dustmen- Mr Mensah feels they had 'not taken responsibility': what does he expect? A bin man round with a trowel? Try ringing your insurers mr Mensah!!! : ) mr rusty
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2:24pm Tue 3 Nov 09

roar says...

If it was indeed knocked over by a bin, thank God it's poor structure has been demonstrated. This could easily cause severe injury to a small passing child.
If it was indeed knocked over by a bin, thank God it's poor structure has been demonstrated. This could easily cause severe injury to a small passing child. roar
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2:57pm Tue 3 Nov 09

leytonstoner says...

Of course they say its knocked over by the bin - not on the vehicle insurance then. Capiche ?
Of course they say its knocked over by the bin - not on the vehicle insurance then. Capiche ? leytonstoner
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3:34pm Tue 3 Nov 09

mr rusty says...

leytonstoner wrote:
Of course they say its knocked over by the bin - not on the vehicle insurance then. Capiche ?
The company will have public liability cover for just such an eventuality, so it doesn't really matter wether it was the bin or the lorry or indeed the binmen themselves that caused the damage.
[quote][p][bold]leytonstoner[/bold] wrote: Of course they say its knocked over by the bin - not on the vehicle insurance then. Capiche ?[/p][/quote]The company will have public liability cover for just such an eventuality, so it doesn't really matter wether it was the bin or the lorry or indeed the binmen themselves that caused the damage. mr rusty
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4:41pm Thu 5 Nov 09

leytonstoner says...

mr rusty wrote:
leytonstoner wrote: Of course they say its knocked over by the bin - not on the vehicle insurance then. Capiche ?
The company will have public liability cover for just such an eventuality, so it doesn't really matter wether it was the bin or the lorry or indeed the binmen themselves that caused the damage.
It matters if your the driver of the lorry ..... Capiche
[quote][p][bold]mr rusty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leytonstoner[/bold] wrote: Of course they say its knocked over by the bin - not on the vehicle insurance then. Capiche ?[/p][/quote]The company will have public liability cover for just such an eventuality, so it doesn't really matter wether it was the bin or the lorry or indeed the binmen themselves that caused the damage.[/p][/quote]It matters if your the driver of the lorry ..... Capiche leytonstoner
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