Families of men killed in Birmingham wall collapse reject inquest verdict

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Jury returned accidental death ruling in case of five men who died at scrap metal plant

The families of five men killed when a wall collapsed at a scrap metal plant in Birmingham have condemned an inquest ruling of accidental death, saying the company’s management should face criminal prosecution.

Almamo Jammeh, 45, Ousmane Diaby, 39, Bangally Dukureh, 55, Saibo Sillah, 42, and Muhamadou Jagana, 49, were killed in July 2016 when a 15ft (4.6-metre) wall made of interlocking concrete blocks collapsed as they were clearing out a storage bay at the Hawkeswood Metal Recycling site.

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