Woman dies after being hit by pallet of bricks on street

Woman dies after being hit by pallet of bricks on street

Offshore Technology International -
Pedestrians filmed the aftermath of the accident which happened near a building site.

A 29-year-old woman who was injured after being hit by bricks which fell from a building site in east London on Tuesday has died.

Pedestrians on Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, caught the aftermath of the accident on video, shortly after the woman was hit by a pallet of bricks while walking next to the construction site for a new housing development.

The London Ambulance Service took the woman to an east London hospital where she remained in a critical condition for several days.

A police spokesman: 'The woman died in hospital at 10:40hrs on Thursday, 29 March.

'Her next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits.

'A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. Officers were called at 09:38hrs on Tuesday, 27 March to Burdett Road at the junction with St Pauls Way, E3.

'A woman had been struck by debris falling from a building site crane.

'London Ambulance Service attended and the woman was taken to an east London hospital, where she was in a critical condition.

'A man at the scene was also treated for shock.

'Officers from Tower Hamlets CID are investigating in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive.'

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