A ROSYTH resident said it was only luck that no-one was seriously injured after his street was hit by a barrage of concrete debris falling from the sky.

Mike Trotter, of Ferry Toll Place, blamed a controlled explosion at a former oil storage facility for raining down lumps of rock on the area.

He said: “There’s scorch marks on the ground and, at the end where the playpark is, some of the biggest rocks were found there. Kids could have been seriously hurt.

“I was told by someone for them that, because the concrete was so old, they don’t know how it would explode. If they can’t control the outcome of the explosion, surely they shouldn’t be doing it?

The incident took place last Thursday afternoon and resulted in damage to properties, cars, the ground and a kids playpark.

Mr Trotter said: “You don’t expect to come home to a barrage of debris like something off the TV.

“We’ve had three separate occasions where things have been damaged and we’ve said it’s dangerous. People could get hurt.”

Safedem began work to pull down the former Ministry of Defence ‘Churchill’ bunker in 2005 on behalf of Scarborough Muir Group (SMG), who bought the Rosyth Waterfront site in 1998.

The Press has previously reported complaints from residents who said the explosions made their homes shake.

Mr Trotter said: “They’ve been demolishing it for the last 10-12 years but this explosion was particularly large and has gone wrong. It has damaged cars and houses and the whole street was littered."

Removing the bunker – and a million tonnes of concrete – was part of SMG’s £500m plans for a dynamic quayside with a parade of shops, supermarket, hotel, cafés, bars, offices, a leisure centre and housing, after buying the land when its use was designated as mixed use.

Despite community backing, the new FIFEplan – which sets out what can be built and where – said the land should be kept for employment/port use only, effectively ruling out their proposals.

The Press contacted Safedem for comment but they did not respond at the time of going to print.