Health and safety probe after scaffolding collapses at Ipswich Music Day, leaving one woman injured

Thousands of people flocked to Christchurch Park for Ipswich Music Day 2016 on Sunday

Thousands of people flocked to Christchurch Park for Ipswich Music Day 2016 on Sunday - Credit: Archant

The organisers of Ipswich Music Day have sent a report to the Health and Safety Executive after a woman was taken to hospital after suffering an injury at the event.

Ipswich Borough Council filed the report after a piece of scaffolding fell over in one of the food areas at the UK’s largest free music event, which took place in Christchurch Park on Sunday.

A spokesman for the borough council said it fell on to “two or three people”.

Two of those were treated at the scene and remained at the event, but one woman was taken to hospital for treatment.

The council spokesman added the woman had not sustained serious injuries and left hospital on Sunday.

The matter has now been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.

Thousands of people attended the popular event, which is in its 26th year and one of the highlights of the town’s social calendar.

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More than 50 unsigned acts took to the festival’s six stages throughout the afternoon.

The event featured performances from The Vagaband, The Broadside Boys, JS and The Lockerbillies and Stretch Soul Gang.

See photos from the music day here

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