|Hounslow Council Statement On Tommy Hollis Inquest|
Says evidence does not support suggestion they put pressure on contractors
Hounslow Council has issued a statement following the inquest into the death of Chiswick baby Tommy Hollis. A spokesman for the London Borough of Hounslow said :
“This was an awful tragedy and our sympathies remain with the Hollis family for the loss of their son Tommy.
“Safety is always the paramount concern. There was a suggestion during the inquest that undue pressure was placed on contractors by the council to hurry up the work. This was not supported by the whole of the evidence. We would never compromise safety by placing pressure on council officers or contractors to rush to complete work.
“It is important to finish works on time so that the public do not suffer unnecessary inconvenience, but this would never come before public safety.”
May 16, 2012