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Construction worker tells inquest he wishes he could take place of dead baby

Tommy Hollis was killed in Chiswick just short of his first birthday Credit: PA

An inquest into the death of baby Tommy Hollis, who was killed by a falling lamppost in Chiswick opened this morning.

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

This morning the inquest has heard from a construction worker who 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 paramedic who lifted Tommy Hollis out of his pram said his main concern was a head injury from the falling lamppost. The inquest continues.

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