Woman killed by falling glass

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Questions will surely be asked after a pane of glass fell from a building site in Hanover Street, Mayfair, London killing a young lady.  Sadly, rather than just being a Personal Injury Compensation matter, a family have lost a daughter and whilst a claim can be made on her behalf, no settlement could get anywhere near repairing the lifetime of hurt caused to the family and friends of the deceased.

It is a sad story, the girl was in her 20’s and it would seem that some serious lapses in Health & Safety management of the site has lead to the tragic death of a young woman.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have been informed and will be investigating to identify the cause of the incident.

Highlighting just how badly injured one can be whilst going about one’s daily business, a witness told BBC London the woman was eating a sandwich when she was struck.  It would seem that she was simply having a lunch break from work, watching the world go by when her life was so cruelly ended.  London Ambulance and Police were called at 11:30 BST and the injured woman was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead by Paramedics.

The building, 5 Hanover Square, is a multi-million pound development comprising of six floors of office space. The ground floor is used as an art gallery. London Ambulance said it sent two cycle responders, two ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team and an air ambulance to the scene.

Thankfully, accidents leading to fatalities are rare and certainly, it is very rare that anyone is so badly injured whilst not performing a dangerous activity or duty.  The majority of Personal Injury claims are made for less serious injuries with just a few months of pain, discomfort and loss.  News of this incident is saddening and highlights just how important proper Health & Safety Management is.

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