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.

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

Leeds nostalgia: Mallard pulls into Leeds to mark 50th anniversary of world speed record... in 1988