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Inquest into death of cabbie killed by falling masonry

The inquest has begun into the death of a woman whose taxi was crushed by falling masonry from a building in High Holborn.

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Cabbie inquest: building control officer inspected roof

Albert Grant, principal building control officer for the borough of Camden said he inspected the building that night and the following day, when he managed to gain access to the roof. He said the five-storey building, occupied by an English language school, looked undamaged, besides the missing triangular lintel.

"I arrived at 11.55pm.'I got out at Holborn Station and quickly identified a lot of commotion.'It was quite dark, there were no lights on building. You couldn't really get a clear view."

– Albert Grant, Camden's principal building control officer

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