Woman Killed By Falling Building Debris In London

HSE Informed Of Fatal Incident In Mayfair


Investigations are continuing following the death of a woman who was crushed by falling masonry as she walked past a building in central London’s Hanover Square yesterday (August 30th).

The victim was struck by debris thought to be a window frame as she passed the six-floor development, where the ground floor has reportedly been in the process of being renovated into an art gallery. It is believed that scaffolding and barriers were only recently removed from the site.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident and is reportedly investigating the incident alongside police.

Irwin Mitchell represents victims who have been seriously injured in accidents in public places, as well as families who have lost loved ones in such incidents.

David Urpeth, a legal expert who has vast expertise in the area, said: “This incident is a truly shocking tragedy and there will rightly be a number of people seeking answers as to how these awful events came to unfold.

“It is vital that the HSE and police work quickly and thoroughly to understand the circumstances of this incident, how it came to occur and – most importantly – what can be done to ensure that something like this is not repeated ever again.”