Six people injured in deadly Tupperware Christmas party balcony collapse to provide evidence on investigation
- Two women died when the balcony broke down at a party in Doncaster East, Melbourne
- It was believed that up to 30 people took a group photo on the balcony
- The wounded seek compensation for the injuries they have sustained
Six people who were seriously injured in a fatal collapse of a suburban Melbourne balcony are among the people who have to prove to a coroner to investigate the deaths of two of their colleagues.
Croydon wife Cheryl Taylor, 59, and a 37-year-old Reservoir wife were killed in December 2017 when the balcony broke down during a Tupperware Christmas party in a private home in Doncaster East.
At the time, up to 30 people were supposed to have been on the structure to take a group photo.
It was believed that there were up to 30 people taking a group photo at the time of the collapse of the building in the Melbourne home. Pictured: another group photo taken during the party
Cheryl Taylor (right) was killed when a balcony collapsed in a house in Melbourne during the Christmas party for Tupperware. Her daughter (left) placed this photo on Facebook in a tribute
Lawyer Lily Boskovski represents six of the 17 injured and said that her clients had survived a tough experience.
& # 39; They have seen their colleagues & # 39; s die. I can't even imagine what it feels like to enjoy a party at a minute and then save yourself from death, & she told AAP.
& # 39; We cannot underestimate the psychological consequences of such an incident. & # 39;
Emergency services encouraged the scene of the collapse and coroner Paresa Spanos will be charged with determining the cause of the tragedy. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
The Doncaster East house is depicted for the tragic incident in which two women died
"The investigation may not indicate a responsible party, but it is crucial to find out what happened and which parties were involved in causing the balcony to collapse," said Boskovski.
Her clients intend to claim compensation for their injuries.
The lawyer pointed out possible construction deficits that could have led to the collapse.
Independent engineers and civilian employees are also mentioned as witnesses during the investigation.
Two Tupperware vehicles are parked outside the house the morning after the balcony collapses
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