Window had fallen one year ago at same spot where man was crushed – The Telegraph

Window had fallen one year ago at same spot where man was crushed – The Telegraph

A window unit had already fallen a year ago from the same luxury riverside tower block where a coach driver was crushed to death on Tuesday, it has emerged. Mick Ferris, 53, was killed when the window fell on him from the top floor of the Sir Norman Foster-designed Corniche apartments on London’s Albert Embankment as he was standing beneath. Mr Ferris, who was a West Ham United supporter, died instantly, leaving his family grief stricken. Now it has emerged that a window slipped from its mountings from an upper floor of the development in August 2017, falling to the pavement and narrowly missing two carpenters working below. No one was hurt in the incident, which forced developers to “amend” the design of the window unit. A spokesman for St James, part of the Berkeley Group which is responsible for the apartment block, said: “There was an incident at The Corniche in August 2017, during construction, where a casement window fell from the upper floor. No one was hurt. “There was a full investigation instigated by St James, after which the design was amended in accordance with the expert advice received.” ....

Always in my heart and mind. "Now that you’re gone West Ham are gonna pull it out the bag and win every match of the season just you watch." Mr Ferris had reportedly stopped to use the toilet in the Riverbank Plaza Hotel, next door to the Corniche, and was returning to his vehicle when the accident happened. . .

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