Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Death of Gloucestershire business owner

A 77-year-old Painswick businesswoman died as a result of stumbling on her garden steps and falling, a coroner heard last week.

Assistant Gloucestershire Coroner Roland Wooderson formally recorded the death of Krystyna Kirk of Damsells Mill, Painswick, as accidental.

Ms Kirk was a director of Tewkesbury-based hairdressing and beauty firm Mondo Unico Ltd.

At an inquest on Thursday (September 29) Mr Wooderson said "On September 11, she suffered a fall at her home address.

"She had started to climb some external steps when she missed her footing, causing her to fall backwards and land on some stone flagstones.

"She had a lump on her head and she then gradually deteriorated and her husband Brian called the ambulance. She died in hospital the following day, September 12."

The coroner said the evidence showed she had fallen from the fourth or fifth step, suffering head and neck injuries. A post mortem found that she had a 'devastating' brain injury leading to her death from traumatic intracerebral and intraventricular haemorrhage.

"Clearly her injuries were the result of the fall," said the coroner.

Related Articles

Llanthony Road improvement works will see road closed for two weeks Image

Llanthony Road improvement works will see road closed for two weeks

A major road will be closed for a maximum of two weeks.

Gloucester business closing after 30 years Image

Gloucester business closing after 30 years

A Gloucester shop is set to close on New Year’s Eve, after 30 years of trading.

VIDEO: Hundreds of Forest students inspired by event Image

VIDEO: Hundreds of Forest students inspired by event

More than 700 Year 9 students from six Forest of Dean schools attended a ground-breaking careers event yesterday (Thursday).

Housebuilder appoints head of customer care Image

Housebuilder appoints head of customer care

Claire Fairchild has been appointed as head of customer care at Newland Homes, the privately owned housebuilder based in Gloucestershire.

Copyright 2022 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.