Bernard Thorogood represented the Regulator in five-day inquest into Storm Doris death

Mon, 09 Oct 2017

Bernard Thorogood represented the Regulator (local authority) in five-day inquest into the tragic death, of a young professional woman in a city centre. The jury found -  

“Tahnie Martin was struck by half of a large wooden panel which had broken away from a disused water tank on the roof of the Black Rock building.” 

“The large, heavy panel which struck Ms Martin became detached from the plant room roof of the building due to strong winds, caused by Storm Doris. It became detached due to the absence of maintenance which had resulted in bad rot, corroded and defective fixtures.”

The case featured a searching examination of the duties of professional managing agents.

Read more on the case here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-41528141

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/06/absence-of-maintenance-played-role-in-tahnie-martin-storm-doris-death-inquest

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