Woll roof collapse

Collapsed roof structure at the The Woll Golf Clubhouse.
Collapsed roof structure at the The Woll Golf Clubhouse.

TWO men received minor injuries when roof trusses rolled onto them at a golf clubhouse near Selkirk on Tuesday, writes Sally Gillespie.

The construction workers at the Woll golf course at Ashkirk were freed within minutes after being trapped by the roof supports when a crane driver lifted the trusses off them at lunchtime.

The men were taken by ambulance to Borders General Hospital. One of the injured, from Galashiels, had a suspected broken leg and the other, from Selkirk, had suspected broken fingers.

However, both escaped with only cuts and bruises and the Selkirk man’s finger injury was dislocation.

One of the Woll golf course directors Nick Brown praised the quick actions of the crane driver, adding: “I’m glad nobody was badly injured.”

The builders are working on an extension – a restaurant and private function area – to the clubhouse.

Two fire appliances from Hawick, a rescue tender and another pump from Galashiels attended and two specialised appliances which set off from Edinburgh were turned back.