Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 03:58
Falling Gate Kills Woman
A 77-year-old woman, from Tilburg, died when she was caught by a falling gate at a branch of Albert Heijn. The accident happened on Sunday morning 10 o’clock. The heavily injured woman was brought to a hospital, where she died at 13.15 pm. The gate of the branch at the Jan Heijnstraat, Tilburg, is used for trucks, who go in and out. How the gate could fall is not yet exactly clear. The supermarket chain, the police and the Labour Inspectorate have started an investigation. Albert Heijn is also checking if the same style of gate is used at other branches. In a reaction to the accident a spokeswoman of Albert Heijn said: “We think it is very tragic what has happened and our thoughts are with the relatives of the victim.” Employees of the branch in Tilburg knew that there were problems with the gate. “The gate is not yet long in use and we have instructed the personnel to be careful while opening and closing the gate. But that the situation was so dangerous we didn’t know,” the spokeswoman said.