Family of 2-year-old killed by falling AC unit hires lawyer to investigate


TORONTO — A lawyer representing the family of a two-year-old girl killed by a falling air conditioner says they’re conducting an investigation into the circumstances behind the incident.

Personal injury lawyer Slavko Ristich says the family was “devastated” over the incident that occurred Monday afternoon at a Toronto Community Housing complex.

Police said an air-conditioning unit had fallen from the eighth floor of an apartment building and struck the child, who Slavko said was named Crystal Mirogho.

Slavko said Crystal’s mother and siblings were traumatized because they were pushing the toddler in a stroller when she was hit.

Crystal’s family thanked the public for an outpouring of support after a GoFundMe page received $10,000 of donations in two days.

Slavko said their investigation will figure out what happened and whether there were adequate maintenance practices in place.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 13, 2019.

The Canadian Press


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