Death of girl crushed by wall ‘accidental’


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The Independent Online

A four-year-old from Somerset was killed when a shed her father was dismantling collapsed and fell on her, an inquest has heard.

Surranna Stonestreet, from Bath, suffered fatal head injuries when she was hit by six breeze blocks that crashed down from the structure.

Her father, Karl Stonestreet, had decided to rebuild the shed  on 3 May this year. He used a chisel to remove the door but it got stuck in the wall.

Avon Coroner’s Court heard Mr Stonestreet attempted to pull the chisel away but the breeze block wall suddenly came crashing down.

Maria Voisin, Coroner for Avon, concluded that Surranna’s death had been “accidental”.