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Wall death prompts safety calls

The parents of three-year-old Meg Burgess, who died when a wall collapsed on her, are campaigning to include retaining and load-bearing walls under building regulations. Their local MP has raised the issue in a House of Commons motion today.

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Meg Burgess death prompts wall safety campaign

Three-year-old Meg Burgess suffered 'catastrophic injuries' when a wall collapsed on her in 2008 Credit: PA

The parents of a three-year-old girl who died after a wall collapsed on her are campaigning to include retaining and load-bearing walls under current building regulations.

Meg Burgess suffered 'catastrophic' injuries during the tragedy, which happened near Prestatyn in 2008. It later emerged in court that the wall had not been built to the standard required.

Lindsay and Peter Burgess have won the backing of Chester MP Stephen Mosley, who will present a Ten Minute Rule Motion in the House of Commons later on the issue of wall safety.

He said Meg's case 'serves to highlight the importance of proper regulation of the domestic building trade'.

Last October, 49-year-old company director George Collier, from Kinmel Bay, was jailed for two years after being convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of gross negligence following Meg's death.

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