It has been confirmed that a child died after a piece of furniture fell on him in a Topshop store yesterday, this happened at the Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading.
The 10 year old boy suffered devastating head injuries and sadly died approximately an hour after the accident.
It is not clear what caused this however unconfirmed reports are suggesting that he pulled a barrier down which then crashed onto his head. The HSE are currently investigating.
The retail industry has always been perceived as a low risk environment but unfortunately this accident and other recent accidents highlight the dangers that are faced on a day to day basis.
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