Wednesday 23 October 2019

Video: Miraculous escape as garage roof collapses on builder

Celine Quinn

A BUILDER had a miraculous escape when the roof of a garage he was demolishing collapsed in on him.

Father-of-two Jake Weir, 33, from Lincolnshire, England, who was making way for an extension, attempted to knock down the side wall of the garage before removing the roof, resulting in a nasty surprise.

The horrific accident was filmed by the homeowner in a dramatic 15 seconds of footage.

The video shows Mr. Weir look on as the roof collapses just before the side wall buckles in to the left on top of him.

The former paratrooper narrowly escaped death after he was buried under 15 tonnes of crumbled bricks and concrete.

Medics initially believed that his left leg, almost completely severed by the rubble, would have to be amputated.

Luckily for Mr. Weir, his leg was later saved by a team of surgeons after a six-hour operation at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.

One year on from the freak accident, Mr Weir has fully recovered and is now back at work.

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