Published: 00:01, 09 June 2015
A young mum looked on in horror as a massive digger crashed through a fence narrowly missing her daughter playing in the garden.
Alison Stevens said it was a miracle her daughter Tiana was not killed in the accident which happened at her sister’s home in Eldon Street, Chatham on Thursday afternoon.
Miss Stevens, who is heavily pregnant with her second child, said; “The metal digger with its claws was just inches away from dropping on her head, I was screaming and my little girl was hysterical. I cannot see how she is still here today.”
Miss Stevens, 25, was also “stunned” by the response from the workmen operating the machinery.
"He was apologetic and said he had grandchildren, but he obviously did not realise how close my daughter was to death” - Miss Stevens
She said: “They just popped their heads around and said ’sorry about that’.”
As Tiana was comforted by her sister Sammie-Jo Stevens and her best friend Danielle Lloyd Miss Stevens confronted the site manager.
She said: "He was apologetic and said he had grandchildren, but he obviously did not realise how close my daughter was to death.”
Miss Stevens, who lives in Maidstone, said her daughter escaped with a few cuts and splinters from the shattered fence.
Ashley Hook, Chief Executive of mhs homes said:“We are very sorry to hear about the incident which occurred near our Eldon Street site on Thursday.
"Health and safety is extremely important to us at mhs homes and we will thoroughly investigate the matter alongside our partner, Chartway Group.”
No one from Chartway Group was available for comment.
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