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Girl, 6, crushed to death by falling stack of 65 folding chairs that toppled from dolly

A GIRL, 6, was crushed by a stack of 65 chairs that toppled from a dolly on top of her.

Addie Dominci’s parents are now suing the rental company in connection with their young daughter’s death.

A wrongful death complaint was filed Tuesday in California on behalf of parents Jason and Megan Dominici against Bright Event Rentals, according to court records accessed by The Sun.

In the complaint, the parents allege that a stack of 65 folding chairs weighing 450 pounds fell on their daughter, on Sept. 21 last year crushing her, the Napa Valley Register reported.

The chairs were strapped and anchored to a dolly, when the stack tipped over and crushed Addie, the complaint says.

Addie later died of her injuries.

Young Addie’s parents are now seeking unspecified damages against the rental company, alleging the workers were negligent in the handling of the chairs.

The lawsuit filed in Napa Valley Court alleges the workers for Bright Event Rentals “so negligently and carelessly stacked, inspected, assembled, packaged, secured, anchored, handled, provided, prepared, transported and delivered” the stack, Napa Valley Register reported.

It claims the carelessness made the chairs “dangerous, defective, unstable, and unsafe and an unreasonable risk of harm.”

Lawyer William C. Johnson, who is representing the Dominicis, did not immediately respond to The Sun for comment.

The young girl's family was left heartbroken after her sudden death.

“Addie touched our lives and the lives of so many; our beloved shining, spirited girl. A light in our lives and a star in all our hearts. Our memories of her leave us smiling through our tears,” her obituary said.

“She was her own unique person, who held her own in a large family. Her message to us all is to live each day to its fullest and always with kindness in our hearts.”

Addie was described as “an avid BMX rider, fierce soccer & basketball player, quite the fortnight dancer, as well as an artist, and a cook."

She dreamed of being “both a police officer and a you-tuber someday,” her obituary said.

"Addie, you were taken from us way too soon, with so much more life to live and yet you filled our hearts with enough love to carry us through. We love you, we love you, with all of our hearts..."

The girl's school, Browns Valley Elementary, changed the theme of an art event after her death to honor her.

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