Man killed by falling window in London named


A coach driver has died after being hit by a window which fell from the top floor of a luxury block of flats.

Mick Ferris was pronounced dead on the Albert Embankment near MI6’s headquarters on Tuesday morning.

Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at about 10.40am on Tuesday to reports of a man injured outside The Corniche apartment building.

A photo taken from the building on the south bank of the River Thames shows a large window unit, complete with a metal frame containing glass, on top of a man lying on the pavement.

Another image showed a window missing from the top floor of The Corniche building.

The man was found in the road on the Albert Embankment in central London. Pic: Afshin Rattansi
Image: An aerial shot shows what appears to be a lifeless man lying on the road under a window. Pic: Afshin Rattansi

The 53-year-old driver had worked for Clarkes of London, owned by National Express, for 30 years.

Friends called him a “really nice man”, while comedian James Corden tweeted: “I’m so saddened by the passing of Mick Ferris. He was a huge West Ham fan and has passed away in the most sudden of circumstances.

“My thoughts are with his family and everyone who knew him. None of us are promised tomorrow. Tell your loved ones you love them today.”

A photo of The Corniche apartment building appears to show a missing window
Image: A photo of The Corniche apartment building shows a missing window

The Health and Safety Executive said it was making “initial inquiries” while in contact with the Metropolitan Police.

Property developer St James has launched an investigation into the incident.

A spokesman said: “We extend our deepest sympathies to his family at this incredibly difficult time.

“We are investigating this incident as a matter of urgency and working with the emergency services to establish what happened.”

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An eyewitness reported seeing blood on the road after the death on Tuesday morning
Image: An eyewitness reported seeing blood on the road on Tuesday morning

The Corniche is listed as an “exclusive riverside address” of 252 two, three, and four-bedroom apartments which overlook a number of London landmarks.

Residents started moving into the block in December, but the penthouse remained unoccupied, a St James spokesman said.

Designed by Foster + Partners, it is the same company responsible for the Gherkin, and properties within the development come with a price tag of between £2.7m and £6.25m.

From – SkyNews


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