Inquest hears of tragic metal straw accident death.

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Mandy Struthers-Gardner, civil partner of Elena Lindsay Struthers-Gardner, leaving the inquest at Bournemouth town hall today (Monday).<br />
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A retired jockey died when she fell onto an eco-friendly metal drinking straw which impaled her eye, an inquest heard today.<br />
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Elena Lindsay Struthers-Gardner, 60, suffered horrific brain injuries in the freak accident at her home in Broadstone, Poole, Dorset.<br />
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She was carrying a mason-jar style drinking glass with a screw-top lid in her kitchen when she collapsed, with the 10ins stainless steel straw entering her left eye socket and piercing her brain.<br />
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Today a coroner, prompted by the family, said metal drinking straws sould never be used with a lid that fixes them in place, and 'great care should be taken' while using them.