Coronation Street’s Underworld factory is soap’s most deadly workplace – claiming 10 lives after a series of murders, accidents and fires


CORONATION Street’s Underworld is officially Britain’s most dangerous workplace after Rana Habeeb perished in a roof collapse.

The factory has been cursed with a string of violent deaths and accidents in its blood-soaked 21-year history.


Rana died in Kate’s arms last week after they exchanged their vows[/caption]

Fan site Corriepedia has chronicled the string of violent acts that have taken place in the soap’s knicker factory.

And one fan said on Twitter: “In its 21 years, Underworld has had 2 fires, 6 owners have perished, a body hid under the floor, people have died there, the roof pinched and its now collapsed!

“Carla really needs to consider a career change, there’s a vacancy going for a nurse.”

Founder of the knicker business Mike Baldwin died after a battle with Alzheimer’s in 2006 in the arms of rival Ken Barlow on the factory steps.

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Mike died in Ken Barlow’s arms in front of the factory[/caption]

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Kasia took a tumble down the stairs[/caption]

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Carla covered up Kasia’s death to keep the factory going[/caption]

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Paul was the next victim of the curse[/caption]

In 2007, polish worker Kasia Barowicz died from falling down the stairs when Carla had her working double.

Later in the year, factory boss and Carla’s husband Paul Connor died in a car crash.

A year later, his brother Liam was murdered by new factory owner Tony Gordon, who was engaged to Paul’s widow Carla.

Tony also attempted to kill pensioner Jed Stone over the Christmas period of 2008, but had spared him and installed Jed in a flat in Wigan.


Frank Foster was murdered by his own mother after she heard him confess to raping Carla[/caption]

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Tony Gordon tried to burn Carla alive in the factory but ended up only killing himself[/caption]

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Colin Fishwick was buried in the factory after John Stape murdered him[/caption]


Liam Connor died on the cobbles after becoming an owner of Underworld[/caption]

Tony perished in 2010 when he burned down the factory with Carla in it, although she escaped.

A month after the incident, John Stape buried his old work colleague Colin Fishwick under the factory floor after stealing his identity; the body was recovered a year later.

Carla’s next business partner Frank Foster raped her, but was mysteriously found dead in the premises in March 2012 after conning the factory out of her.

It later emerged his own mother had offed him after discovering the truth of his horrifying crimes.

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Underworld owner Rob Donovan murdered Tina by pushing her off a roof, hitting her with a pipe and then finally smothering her in hospital[/caption]

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Carla has been through more than her fair share of murder attempts in the factory[/caption]


Tragic Aidan took his own life last year after becoming owner of the factory[/caption]

In June 2014, Carla’s brother and business partner, Rob Donovan, murdered local barmaid Tina McIntyre and was sent to prison for his crimes.

And in May 2018, less than a month after acquiring Carla’s 82% of the business as a gift, Aidan Connor committed suicide.


All was quiet on the factory floor until this year, when Rana died under a ton of rubble on her wedding day when the roof collapsed.

She died in new wife Kate Connor’s arms after exchanging their vows in amongst the destruction.

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