Monday, July 20, 2009

Coroner Eyes Other Buildings

A Montreal police cadet points out for a pedestrian Friday, July 17, 2009 where a slab of concrete fell from the Marriott Residence Inn on Peel street Thursday and crashed into the glassed-in terrace of the Mikasa Sushi Bar restaurant below, killing Léa Guilbeault as she dined with her husband Hani Beitinjaneh, celebrating her 33rd birthday which was Monday. A series of overpass collapses and faulty building construction has some in the city questioning it's infrastructure. Photograph by: Marcos Townsend, Montrreal Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Veteran MD must make a call on whether to inspect them.

As a coroner, Jacques Ramsay is prepared for the worst when he’s called to the scene of a crime or accident. But the case of a woman killed by a falling slab of concrete while dining in a Peel St. restaurant has left even the veteran doctor shaken.

“It’s a very spectacular and tragic accident,” he said to The Gazette yesterday of Thursday’s tragedy, which is still gripping Montrealers. “Her parents and family were in such shock.”

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