Court denies request for construction work to continue on the site adjacent to Miriam Pace’s home in Hamrun

Magistrate Joe Mifsud did not accede to a request by developers to continue works on the site adjacent to Miriam Pace’s house in Hamrun, which collapsed on 2 March, killing Miriam Pace, 54.

The request was made because several preliminary arrangements of units to be built in the complex were due to expire. The Court however said the arrangements could wait and if necessary, be renewed.

The request was made by MCZMC Developers Ltd as the compilation of evidence continues against project architect Roderick Camilleri, architect Anthony Mangion who served as the site’s technical officer, excavation contractor Ludwig Dimech and construction worker Nicholas Spiteri. They are being charged with the involuntary homicide of Miriam Pace.

The Court also denied a request from the contractor to take back the machinery that is still on site. The Court acceded to the third request for defense lawyers and appointed experts to have access to the site under strict supervision by the Court and the police and under the conditions imposed by the Court.

 

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