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FATALITY: YOUNG WOMAN KILLED BY FALLING WINDOW FRAME

Member of public died whilst passing London construction site

It has been reported by the BBC that a woman has died after being “crushed when two window frames fell from a building in central London.”

The woman, believed to be in her 20’s, was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead by paramedics. The London Air Ambulance service said “extensive efforts were made to resuscitate a woman”. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed the incident occured near 5 Hanover Square. HSE has confirmed that it is assisting the Metropolitan Police investigating the incident.

The Daily Mail has reported that the item which fell was a “heavy four-metre high window frame that had been propped up against a wall”. The paper has also published a number of photographs of the scene.

The London Evening Standard reports that a “gust of wind” cause the frame to fall. A construction worker on a job nearby told the Standard: “It’s been very windy and they have been putting windows in that building over the past few days” whilst an office manager who works nearby said: “There has been building work going on for months and they were just finishing putting the windows in.”

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