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Death of toddler in office sparked safety review

posted 18 Jan 2010, 06:56 by David Rintoul   [ updated 18 Jan 2010, 07:11 ]

An inquiry into the death of a 21-month-old toddler who fell through glass panelling at his mother's work today heard regulations have changed so only a smaller gap can now exist.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court has heard the space little Ben McCreath fell through was 150mm.

Ron McFarlane, 46, who was a project director for the architects involved in designing Edinburgh's Princes Exchange, where the accident happened, said the policy now was not to have a gap bigger than 100mm.

Ben had run on ahead of his mum Louise McCreath, who was 29 at the time of the accident.

She had been at a meeting at her work as a receptionist at law firm Ledingham Chalmers at the Earl Grey Street development.