Scaffolding which collapsed in a Kirkcaldy street is thought to be have been sabotaged.
The structure came down in the early hours of Wednesday morning, crashing into buildings on the other side of narrow Kirk Wynd.
No one was hurt but police were alerted and passed the matter to Fife Council.
Scaffolder Blair Dryburgh believes his apparatus at the former Fife Free Press premises was vandalised to attack his Edinburgh-based firm Blair Scaffolding.
He said: “It’s absolutely crazy.
“You work hard to build a business to provide for your family and for your employees then someone sabotages your business like this.”
The scaffolding was erected on Saturday and Blair said a former scaffold inspector who lives nearby heard it crashing down and told him it looked secure when people were working on it.
Although the collapse happened in high wind, Blair said it was impossible this was the cause and there was evidence the structure had been tampered with, then pulled over.
He said: “We drill into the wall and fix anchors to it.
“Someone has taken the butts out that tie that together and adjusted the outside legs. The jacks had been dropped by about six inches.
“They’ve tied a bit of rope to the top and pulled it over.
“They must have stood in the church grounds opposite, as the rope was still over that side.”
Blair said his team, who are fully qualified and insured, build around five scaffolds a day and on rare occasions wind has been known to lift boards but had damaged it in such a way.
The collapse is believed to have happened at around 1am and the road was closed until the scaffolding was removed later in the morning.