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Big TV crushes boy to death
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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Big TV crushes boy to death

The 200-pound set falls on the 6-year-old inside an apartment in Placentia.

The Orange County Register

PLACENTIA A 6-year-old boy was killed today when a 200-pound television set and dresser fell on him, officials said.

Paramedics were called to an apartment in the 700 block of West La Jolla Street at about 12:15 p.m. with a call for medical assistance. They found a woman at the door screaming in Spanish. The rescue workers found the child inside and began first-aid, then took him to Placentia Linda Hospital in Placentia, where he was pronounced dead, police detective Corrine Loomis said.

There were two adults in the apartment at the time, neither related to the child. There were seven children in the apartment, and the dead boy was the oldest, police said.

The television weighed an estimated 200 pounds, and the dresser, which is 3 feet wide by about 30 inches tall, weighed about 40 pounds, police said.

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