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Inquest into baby killed by lamppost

Tommy Hollis was killed in Chiswick in February 2010

An inquest continues today into the death of a baby who was struck by a falling lamppost in Chiswick.

Tommy Hollis died just short of his first birthday after he was fatally injured when the lamppost fell on to his pram.

The child was being pushed by his nanny when the lamppost fell on to another woman immediately in front of them.

It then collapsed directly on to Tommy.

The incident happened at the site of a road re-widening scheme in Chiswick, west London, on the morning of February 23, 2010.

On Monday the inquest heard from a construction worker who had been working on the site. He said he had cut the steel anchoring the lamppost that fell on the baby. He told the inquest he regrets ever working at the site. "If I could take the place of that child I would."

The court also heard from nanny Emma Martin who had been pushing Tommy's pram the day he was injured. She was waiting to cross the road when the lamppost fell. She gave Tommy CPR and managed to get him breathing again.

The baby was rushed to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance, but died two days later from a head injury.

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