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Casey Breese inquest: Goalpost death in Caersws ruled accidental

Casey Breese
Casey Breese was playing in Caersws in July 2011 when he was struck by a metal goalpost

A jury at an inquest on a 12-year-old boy who died when a goalpost fell on him has recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Casey Breese was playing with friends in a recreation ground in Caersws, Powys, in July 2011 when he was struck.

The hearing at Welshpool was told that the "freestanding" posts were unstable unless pegged to the ground.

The jury decided the death was accidental due to inadequate and unsuitable equipment used at the time.

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