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Knightsbridge balcony fall deaths: Corporate manslaughter charges

Balcony collapse

A construction company has been charged with corporate manslaughter after two employees fell to their deaths from a first floor balcony as they hoisted a sofa up from the pavement.

Tomasz Procko and Karol Symanski died in the fall in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, in November 2014.

Martinisation (London) Ltd has been charged with corporate manslaughter and health and safety breaches.

Mr Procko, 22, and Mr Symanski, 29, fell when the railings gave way.

The company's director Martin Gutaj, is also accused of health and safety offences.

Six other people were injured in the incident.

Zoe Martin, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said a hearing had been scheduled for 6 June at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

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