Thousands raised within hours for family of young mother killed by falling bricks in east London



Thousands of pounds have been raised within hours for the family of a young mother who died after she was hit by a falling pallet of bricks in east London.

Newly-engaged Michaela Boor, 29, was on the school run when bricks fell from a 100ft crane on a construction site in Mile End on Tuesday morning.

Members of the public and site workers rushed to give her first aid before she was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

She died in hospital on Thursday as a result of her injuries.

Newly-engaged woman hit by falling bricks in east London dies in hospital

Claire Thomas, from Matrix Construction where Michaela’s dad Matthew Boor works, set up the JustGiving page to help the family.

Writing on the page, she said: “One of our employees Matthew Boor was called away from work yesterday, following the tragic accident at Mile End – His work colleagues have asked us to start this page to help him and his family at this difficult time.

“Our thoughts are with Matthew and his family at this time. Any donations to assist them would be gratefully received.”

Within a matter of hours more than £3,000 of a £20,000 target had been reached.

The aftermath of the accident in Mile End

Officers from the Met Police attended the scene at 9.38am on Tuesday, where bystanders were helping the woman who had been spotted lying in a pile of rubble and broken wood.

A man was also treated at the scene for shock.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said: “Inspectors have attended the site and are making ongoing inquiries in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

“As the investigation is ongoing we are unable to comment further at this time.”

To view the JustGiving page, click here.



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