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No health and safety action over botched Seaforth towers demolition

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ruled out taking any action over the botched demolition of two Seaforth tower blocks earlier this year.

Residents were not allowed to return to their homes for more than a week after a demolition attempt by contractors left one of the blocks still standing but in a dangerously unstable condition.

The tower eventually had to be brought down piece-by-piece using specialist equipment transported to Merseyside from Scotland.

The area where the two tower blocks once stood has now been landscaped.

Since the botched demolition job, affected residents have been calling for an apology and compensation for the disruption and loss of earnings they suffered.

But that prospect may have taken a knock following the HSE ruling, which said no member of the public was put at risk.

Residents reacted with anger to the latest development.

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