Leeds company cleared over window frames tragedy

THE PARENTS of a lawyer crushed to death in the street by half ton windows have called on construction companies to stop ignoring public safety, as a supervisor was found guilty of her manslaughter.

Amanda Telfer, 43, was killed when frames fell on her at a building site in Mayfair’s Hanover Square on August 30 2012. A jury found Kelvin Adsett, of IS Europe Limited, guilty of manslaughter and breaching health and safety. IS Europe Limited, of Slough, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of two health and safety breaches. Damian Lakin-Hall, of Westgreen Construction Limited, was also convicted of failing to take reasonable care of safety. Lakin-Hall, 48, of Cobham, Surrey, and Adsett, 65, of Slough, Berkshire, denied manslaughter and health and safety breaches along with Claire Gordon, 36, of Ashby Crescent, Leeds, who was cleared. Drawn Metal Ltd, of Leeds, was also cleared of health and safety charges. Sentencing will be on May 5.

Innovation Network at the Parkinson Building, Leeds..Pictured from the left are Dave Moore, Dr Oliver Jones, Louise O'Brien and Greg Wright..6th December 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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