Four People Injured After London Advertising Board Collapse

'Lessons Must Be Learned' After Oxford Street Incident

09.03.2012

The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed it is making initial enquiries after four people suffered injuries when an advertising hoarding on London’s Oxford Street collapsed yesterday (March 7th).

Three women and a man were sent to hospital following the incident in the afternoon when the board, displaying a Mango advert with a picture of supermodel Kate Moss, came down.

It is thought that those hurt in the collapse suffered minor injuries, while one victim also was left with a suspected back injury. Part of the street was closed while emergency services attended the scene.

Public liability lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have vast experience in acting for victims who have suffered serious injury or illness as a result of accidents in public places.

Louise Scott, a solicitor at the firm who specialises in such cases, said: “Health and safety should always be a priority, particularly in areas when the general public could potentially be at risk.

“Oxford Street is of course one of the busiest streets in the capital, so there is a clear need for answers as to how this hoarding collapsed and whether the accident could have been prevented in the first place.

“The injuries caused by this incident demonstrate the consequences that accidents like this can have, so it is vital that lessons can be learned which will prevent the same problems from happening again.”