Men Who Died In London Balcony Fall Named

Two men who were killed when balcony railings gave way in London have been named as Tomasz Procko, 22, and 29-year-old Karol Szymanski.

Although they are yet to be formally identified, their next of kin have been informed.

Both were Polish and were hurt as furniture was delivered to the property in Cadogan Square, SW1 – an affluent area in the capital.

Mr Procko, from Greenford, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Mr Szymanski, of Wembley, passed away from his injuries after being taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The police are continuing their investigation into the incident, in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive.

A further six people were injured after the balcony collapsed on Friday morning, but they did not require hospital treatment.

Sinclair Johnston, who had been working on a similar project in the area, said: “These sort of constructions are always very fragile and the iron railings can rust and the stone can become fragile and break up so you never really know how strong they are.

“It’s OK in an ordinary way but if you put any pressure on them, if you lean on them, there’s no way of knowing – you can’t depend on them.”

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22 November 2014 | 7:00 pm – Source: orange.co.uk

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