Lift company pleads guilty over City banker's gym death [UK]

Author: BBC News, Published on: 9 March 2010

A lift company has admitted breaching health and safety laws after a banker was crushed to death…Polish-born Katarzyna Woja… was killed as she stepped out of a lift at Broadgate Health Club in…London on 12 March 2003...ThyssenKrupp Elevator UK… admitted one charge under the Health and Safety at Work Act of failing to ensure people not in its employment were not exposed to safety risks. Its failures included not maintaining the lift properly in accordance with its contractual obligations and failing to investigate adequately the cause of previous sudden failures…The firm will be sentenced on 14 May, along with…Holmes Place Health Clubs which has…admitted three charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act…Virgin Active, which acquired Holmes Place in 2006, has described the death of Ms Woja as "an appalling and tragic accident"

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Related companies: ThyssenKrupp Virgin Group