Building firm boss facing trial over balcony deaths


A building firm boss is facing an Old Bailey trial after two of his workers died when the balcony of the luxury apartment collapsed as they shifted a sofa. Martin Gutaj, 43, is charged with health and safety breaches after the pair died during renovation work at the £7m Knightsbridge flat. His company Martinisation (London) Ltd, faces two charges of corporate manslaughter. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Tomasz Proko, 22, and Karol Symanski, 29, died after the balcony railings gave way…

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