Homes evacuated after mine shaft collapse
Last updated at 11:29, Thursday, 15 November 2012
A man is being hailed a hero after he saved a worker from plunging into an open mine shaft in Egremont.
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The council knows the risks, we all have to pay for surveys when we buy a house as part of the legal proceedings. But I think people would panic if it was made public exactly where the mines were and that would do more harm.
Home Group has moved a number of families from properties closest to the collapsed mineshaft. This had been done on the recommendation of Copeland Council.We offer affected families the choice of two options, either hotel accommodation or staying with family or friends.For those in hotels we pay for all their accommodation and provide an allowance of Â£10 per person per day for subsistence.For those who choose to stay with family we provide Â£300 per month to cover the cost of board and lodgings.These allowances will normally exceed the value of any rent the customer continues to pay. We firmly believe no customer should be financially disadvantaged by circumstances which are beyond their control. Any Home Group customer affected by the mineshaft collapse requiring further assistance should call should call 0345 141 4663
Well done to RYAN for saving the man from the deep hole, he went without thinking of his own safety, Surely a survey can be done by the Council of the sites around the area to try to find out where other holes are around the area of these houses.