FAMILY OF TODDLER KILLED BY FALLING AC UNIT HIRES LAWYER
Nov 13, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Neighbours lit candles outside the Toronto Community Housing building in Scarborough last night, just steps away from where 2-year-old Crystal Mirogho was struck and killed by the air conditioning unit Monday that came out of the window of an 8th floor apartment.
Police say they’ve wrapped up their preliminary investigation and that no criminal charges are expected to be laid for now.
A TCHC spokesperson says a program in the building in the summer of 2018 offered to swap out window-mounted air conditioners for floor models free of charge.
TCHC tenants have to get permission before installing AC units and they must be installed by a professional.
The lawyer for Crystal’s family, Slavko Ristich, wants answers.
“One of the things the family was under the understanding that none of these window units were supposed to be in windows that weren’t over balconies,” said Ristich.
”So we want to figure out exactly where this air conditioning unit was located and we want to figure out how this happened and why this happened in such a public traffic area where people would be walking.”
In a statement TCHC says it’ll take any appropriate action once the facts are known.