An "absence of maintenance" played a role in the death of a pedestrian hit by a rotten building panel torn loose by strong winds, an inquest jury has found.
Jurors were told the section of a water tank cover - similar in size to a dining table - hit Tahnie Martin after falling from the roof of Black Rock building in Wolverhampton, near to the Mander Centre shopping mall, last February.
A jury heard how the panel became detached from the plant room roof of the build due to strong winds, caused by Storm Doris.
The panel "became detached due to the absence of maintenance which had resulted in bad rot, corroded and defective fixtures", the inquest heard.
A jury of three men and seven women returned a narrative conclusion.
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Assistant coroner Emma Whitting said:
Ms Whitting said she will be sending a prevention of future death report to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
She said there appeared to be no mandatory requirement for surveyors to indicate any areas of a building which have not been accessed as part of a survey, nor are there recommendations as to when this should take place and why.
A separate health and safety investigation by Wolverhampton City Council is continuing.
Ms Martin worked at the University of Wolverhampton before her death.
Speaking the after inquest, Katharine Clough, the university's external relations director, said:
In statement issued on behalf of the family, solicitor Deborah Robinson said it had been "a difficult process" but gave their thanks to those involved in the investigation into Ms Martin's death.