On Saturday morning a regular shopper at Sainsbury’s in Newport came home with more than she’d intended.
Caroline Bolton was happily doing her weekly shopping in the Newport supermarket, oblivious to what was going on out in the car park.
We’re told by Caroline’s daughter, Louise, that men working on the Sainsbury’s development, “dropped a large piece of metal (something to do with lighting) off the top level of the car park onto the bonnet. It also hit another shopper’s car. The workmen showed no remorse for what they’d done and a passer-by had to go and report it, as the workman did not.”
Could have been fatal
Louise went on, “If my mum had been getting in or out of the car it could have hit her. You can see the extent of the damage, so I don’t even want to think of what could have happened to her.”
As you can see from the photo right and below. The damage to the car bonnet is pretty serious and as Louise says, if it had hit a person, goodness only knows what kind of story this might’ve been.
Why are Sainsbury shoppers exposed to danger?
Louise, obviously upset by the incident, finished by saying, “Sainsbury’s should NOT be open if there is even the slightest risk of this kind of thing happening.”
Louise told us that despite the seriousness of the incident, they still hadn’t heard back from Sainsbury’s management. Police advised the Boltons to get in touch with the Health and Safety Executive.
We’re getting in touch with Sainsbury’s to ask why Sainsbury shoppers are being exposed to this danger during the construction of the enlarged shop. We will, of course, let you know what they say.