Major property management firm admit safety breach after Storm Doris death

Tue, 09 Apr 2019

The property management firm responsible for Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre at the time of a fatal accident in 2017 has admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Tahnie Martin, 29, of Stafford, suffered fatal head injuries when a wooden panel from the lid of a redundant water tank blew off and fell six storeys from the roof of the shopping centre in to Dudley Street.

Prosecuted by Bernard Thorogood, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, Cushman & Wakefield Debenham Tie Leung Ltd, which managed the Mander Centre at that time, admitted an offence contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act at a hearing at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court.

The defendant accepted that it had not maintained the relevant fixtures and will be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court in due course.

Bernard Thorogood is a member of the Inquests, Public Inquiries & Coronial Law and Regulatory & Licensing groups at No5 Barristers’ Chambers. He defends, prosecutes and advises a wide range of clients across the UK.

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