Knebworth company fundraises in aid of Mile End brick fall victim’s family

PUBLISHED: 11:48 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:48 04 April 2018

A cordon near where the accident took the life of Michaela Boor in Tower Hamlets. Picture: Tom Horton

A cordon near where the accident took the life of Michaela Boor in Tower Hamlets. Picture: Tom Horton

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A Knebworth company is fundraising for one of its employees after a tragic construction accident in Mile End took his daughter’s life.

29-year-old Michaela Boor was hit by a pallet of bricks which fell from a crane in Tower Hamlets, London.

She was rushed to hospital on March 27 but succumbed to her injuries two days later.

Michaela’s father Matthew Boor works for a Knebworth company, Maytrix Construction, and his colleagues have decided to fundraise to help the grieving family.

Maytrix Construction is not the company that was operating in Tower Hamlets and has no relation to the accident.

29-year-old Michaela Boor was hit by falling bricks last week in London. Picture: Tom Horton29-year-old Michaela Boor was hit by falling bricks last week in London. Picture: Tom Horton

Director Claire Thomas said: “The guys that were working with Matthew wanted to have the page set up.

“We’re a family-run business and we all look after each other.”

Maytrix Construction was established in 2012 and has worked with Mr Boor for nearly four years, where he is part of a close-knit team.

Claire said: “The boys have been more and more concerned, and wanted to try and help.”

The scene at Burdett Road, Mile End. Picture: Tom HortonThe scene at Burdett Road, Mile End. Picture: Tom Horton

With a goal of £20,000, the Just Giving page already has raised over £9,500.

The appeal, which was launched on March 28, says: “One of our employees Matthew Boor was called away from work yesterday, following the tragic accident at Mile End. His work collegues have asked us to start this page to help him and his family at this difficult time.”

Claire added: “It was a gesture from them to try and help in a difficult situation.

“It doesn’t by any means make anything better, but it takes a little bit of the pressure off.”

To support the fundraiser, see www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/towercraneincidentmileend


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