Amanda Telfer death: Half-tonne wooden window frame was 'propped up against a wall' before it fell and killed lawyer
Inquest into Amanda Telfer’s death heard that the 44-year-old died of blunt force trauma caused by the 13x13 foot frame falling and pinning her to the ground
A half-tonne window frame was ‘propped up against a wall’ before it fell on top of a lawyer, crushing and killing her.
An inquest into Amanda Telfer’s death today heard that the 44-year-old died at the scene after the 13x13 foot wooden frame fell, pinning her to the ground in Hanover Street in central London last Thursday.
Members of the public rushed to lift the frame off of Ms Telfer and attempted to resuscitate her before paramedics arrived, but she was pronounced dead at 11.57am.
Alongside her role at legal firm Keystone Law, Ms Telfer, of Vogans Mill Wharf, near Tower Bridge, acted as a volunteer investigator for Reprieve - a charity helping Guantanamo Bay inmates and those facing the death penalty around the world.
Ms Telfer also worked for the publisher Random House for more than six years, with the company describing her as a “valued and popular consultant lawyer”.
Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox opened and adjourned the inquest to allow the Metropolitan Police and Health and Safety Executive to continue their investigation.
A post-mortem examination carried out on Saturday gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma.
Dr Wilcox said the investigation would take some time and said a review would be held in December to fix a date for the inquest.
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