Two carpenters were almost hit by a window that fell from the same block of luxury flats where a coach driver was killed by a pane of glass this week.

Mick Ferris, 53, was crushed when a window fell 25 storeys from the penthouse of The Corniche – a tower block on London’s Embankment.

Mr Ferris, a driver with Clarkes of London, had been returning to his coach parked on the road opposite when the glass fell at 10.40am on Tuesday.

Albert Embankment incidentPolice at the scene outside The Corniche (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

In August last year two carpenters were almost hit by a window that fell from the same development while the building was under construction, the Daily Mail reported.

It has sparked fears that a similar incident could happen again.

A spokesman for property developer St James told the Press Association: “There was an incident at The Corniche in August 2017, during construction, where a casement window fell from the upper floor.

“No-one was hurt. There was a full investigation instigated by St James after which the design was amended in accordance with the expert advice received.”

He said St James was continuing to assist police and the Health and Safety Executive with their investigation.

He added: “We extend our deepest sympathies to Mr Ferris’s family at this incredibly difficult time.”

A resident of one of the luxury apartments told the Daily Mail: “I live here with my wife. I am a bit scared now.

“I wonder if it could happen again. My neighbours think the same thing – it’s concerning and I want answers.”

Tributes flooded in for Mr Ferris, described by a colleague as “a really nice fellow”.

His son Daniel posted on Facebook: “Heartbroken isn’t the world to describe how myself and the family feel. I love you so much dad and I’ll think about you every day. My life long idol. Always in my heart and mind.

“Now that your gone West ham are gonna pull it out the bag and win every match of the season just you watch.”

Comedian James Corden tweeted: “I’m so saddened by the passing of Mick Ferris. He was a huge West Ham fan and has passed away in the most sudden of circumstances.”

Residents started moving into the block in December, but the penthouse remained unoccupied, according to a spokesman for St James.

Scrap metal dealer Paddy Riley, 59, said he was driving past shortly after the window had fallen and saw a middle-aged man lying on his back with a serious head injury.

“There was lots of blood everywhere and other stuff – it was very, very distressing,” he told the Press Association.

An image taken from The Corniche on the south bank of the Thames shows a large window unit, complete with metal frame containing glass, on top of the victim.

The body, lying in the road outside the property and covered by a sheet, is surrounded by wooden pallets and a substantial amount of blood, as emergency services surveyed the scene.

A Clarkes of London spokeswoman said: “Our thoughts and sympathy are with the family at this difficult time.”

The Health and Safety Executive said it was making “initial inquiries” while in contact with the Metropolitan Police.

Forensic investigators were seen examining the empty window frame.

The Corniche is listed as an “exclusive riverside address” made up of 252 two, three, and four-bedroom apartments which overlook a number of London landmarks.

Designed by Foster + Partners, the company responsible for The Gherkin, properties are priced between £2.7 million and £6.25 million.