Hugo Boss fined £1.2m over four-year-old's death

 
Clara Guibourg
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The accident occurred in June 2013 (Source: Getty)

German designer Hugo Boss has been fined over the death of a four-year-old boy killed in a store when a mirror fell on top of him.

An inquest has concluded that the store should have done more to prevent the mirror falling, and fined the company £1.2m.

The accident occurred in the summer of 2013 at a Hugo Boss pop-up store in Bicester Village, Oxfordshire. The boy was in the store with his parents when a huge 18st mirror toppled over and crushed him.

The 7ft tall mirror had been left standing free, rather than fixed to a wall, described in the inquest as an “accident waiting to happen”.

Oxford Crown Court ruled that Hugo Boss did have a corporate responsibility, and Hugo Boss has admitted to offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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