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Residents issue crane demands

ANGRY residents have set up an action group following the crane collapse in Battersea, which claimed two lives in September.

Around 30 residents attended the first meeting on Monday night in the wake of the collapse of the crane on Barratt's Viridian development. The group has drawn up a list of demands including justice for bereaved families and residents and a code of practice on crane safety to be made law.

The group will pile on the pressure to ensure representatives from Barratt, subcontractor Falcon Crane Hire and Wandsworth Borough Council attend the next public meeting, which is scheduled for the end of this month.

Liliana Alexa - mother of Michael Alexa, one of the men killed in the collapse - said: 'I know we can't bring Michael back but I won't stop fighting for him.'

Minor works are under way at the site in preparation for construction to resume on the development.