Families 'just want answers' one year after recycling wall collapse deaths

The families of five workers killed at a recycling plant say they are still no closer to finding out the truth, one year after the tragedy.

On the 7 July, 2016, five men, four of whom were Gambian and one of whom was Senegalese, were buried under tons of rubble when a wall collapsed at the Shredmet site in Nechells, Birmingham.

Now, the families of those killed say they are still no closer to getting any answers as to what happened.

Hawa Kaba is the wife of one of the men who died, Bangaly Dukureh. She told us she can't stop thinking about that day:

James Bouham represents those in the Gambian community. He said they understand the process will take a long time, but expected to have more answers by this point:

An investigation is underway to establish whether any criminal liability exists. A West Midlands Police spokesperson told ITV News Central:

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The Crown Prosecution Service said it is providing investigative advice to the police.

The Health and Safety Executive told us they are supporting West Midlands Police with their investigation, and their thoughts remain with the families involved.