A six-year-old girl died after a stack of 65 folding chairs fell on top of her and crushed her.

Addie Dominici’s parents are now suing the equipment rental company that provided the chairs, which they claim were ‘so negligently and carelessly stacked.’

Jason and Megan Dominici filed the lawsuit against Bright Event Rentals LLC on Tuesday in Napa County Superior Court in California.

According the the complaint, Addie was killed on September 21, 2019 after 450-pound stack of chairs, which was strapped and anchored to a dolly, suddenly tipped over and landed on her.

Addie died of her injuries, according to the lawsuit, which gave few details regarding the location and circumstances of the incident.

According to the suit, employees at the rental company ‘so negligently and carelessly stacked, inspected, assembled, packaged, secured, anchored, handled, provided, prepared, transported and delivered’ the chairs.



This long list of missteps made the stack of chair ‘dangerous defective, unstable, and unsafe and (created) an unreasonable risk of harm,’ the filing continued, according to The Napa Valley Register. 

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‘Addie touched our lives and the lives of so many; our beloved shining, spirited girl,’ her family wrote in Addie’s obituary.

‘A light in our lives and a star in all our hearts. Our memories of her leave us smiling through out tears.’

Addie’s aunt, Coleen Giovannoni told The Napa Valley Register: ‘In such a short time she just connected with everybody she met. She was literally the coolest kid you could meet. She was so cool.’

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According to the obituary, Addie was a BMX rider, athlete, artist and cook.

‘Addie loved her family, her classmates, her teammates, and so many others. She had a special ability to connect with everyone she met. Addie knew what she wanted and had a strong desire to be both a police officer and a You-tuber someday!’

The lawsuit filed by Addie’s parents seeks unspecified damages.