Firms admit door fall death of Manchester woman, 92

Alexian Brothers Care Home Manchester Image copyright Google
Image caption The owners of the Alexian Brothers care home and builders will be sentenced next month

A care home firm and a building company admitted breaching health and safety legislation when a dementia sufferer died after a fire door fell on her.

Irene Sharples, 92, was injured in 2010 at the Alexian Brothers Care Centre, in Manchester, dying four weeks later.

Healthcare Management Trust and builders Rothwell Robinson Ltd, of Worsley, admitted failing to ensure her safety at Trafford Magistrates' Court.

They will be sentenced at Manchester Crown Court.

The incident took place during renovation work on 7 November at the home in St Mary's Road in Moston, which is owned by the London-based care home firm.

A statement from Health Management Trust said: "Our thoughts continue to be with the family of Ms Irene Sharples."

It added: "We have already taken steps to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again."

Nobody from the building company was available for comment.

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