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Girls 5 Death - 01 February 2014

Companies accused of failing to maintain electric garden gate that crushed girl, 5, to death. Two companies have been accused of breaching health and safety act Girl was trapped in electric garden gate for 30 minutes before release Death was ruled accidental by an inquest into the incident Her father died five months after her death. Artical: By Luke Garratt PUBLISHED: 19:56, 27 January 2014 | UPDATED: 20:29, 27 January 2014

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Two companies have been accused of breaking safety laws after a young girl died from being crushed to death by an electric garden gate in south Wales.
Karolina Golabek, five, was playing alone in her garden when she became trapped in the three-foot high electric gate for 30 minutes. She died later in a hospital, with her parents at her bedside.

The two companies who were appointed to service the gate by the housing association in 2009 have been accused of breaching section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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We do not feel it necessary to add the full article, “see article web address above” I am sure you would all agree it is still to distressing for all involved in this tragic accident. We only hope that others can learn from the past.

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