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Casey inquest: Goalposts fell on 12 year old

Created on 23/10/2012 @ 08:48

Goalposts that fell on a 12 year old Caersws boy were not secured an inquest heard in Welshpool yesterday.

Casey Breese died during a kickabout with four friends when the goalposts fell on him in a recreation ground in Caerswsin July last year when he was struck.
The hearing at Welshpool heard that the "freestanding" posts would have been unstable unless pegged to the ground.
Casey was airlifted to hospital but died as a result of a crush injury.
Following Casey's death, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) launched an inquiry into unsupervised pitches and issued clubs with new guidelines over the use of goal posts.
The seven new guidelines included instructions to dismantle and properly store portable goals not in use.
Clubs are also prevented from using homemade goalposts, which have been altered from their original size.

The hearing continues

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