#Grenfell neighbour: ‘boy fell from 18th floor window. 9 yrs later, still not fixed’


A resident of a neighbouring block to the ill-fated Grenfell Tower spoke to the SKWAWKBOX today of a chilling incident nine years ago that potentially bears on the ‘TMO’ (Tenant Management Organisation), its attitude to safety and its attitude toward its tenants.

Whitstable House is a close neighbour of and almost a twin to Grenfell Tower. It is circled in yellow in the image below, while Grenfell is in red:

whitstable.pngLike Grenfell House, it is run by KCTMO – Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation.

In 2008, 10-year-old Christian Castano was waving to his friends from the kitchen window of the 18th floor flat that he shared with his parents and younger brothers. As he waved, the bottom-opening window swung open and he fell out.

Christian clung to the ledge for a short time and his last words to his brother Steven, 8, were ‘I love you’, before his grip…

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