LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — London authorities have determined that no criminal charges should be filed over the collapse of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre last year that left more than 80 people injured.
According to the Associated Press, the Westminster Council said that the incident was due to the building's age and not through criminal negligence on the part of the building's owners.
The incident, which took place on Dec. 19 last year, saw seven people seriously injured and dozens more hurt after pieces of plaster and wood fell from the ceiling onto the audience during a performance at the theater.
A subsequent investigation found that plaster tiles used in the building's original construction in 1901 had deteriorated.
While the Council did not call for blame, it did recommend that building inspectors tighten the safety standards for ceilings in historic buildings. – Staff Writers