Young Boy Dies After Bookshelf Tips Onto Him On Parker Street

Woonsocket Police are investigating the death.


An 18-month old boy died at Landmark Medical Center this afternoon from injuries suffered after a bookshelf fell on the child's chest at 113 Parker St.

At about 1:28 p.m., Woonsocket Police responded to the address for a medical emergency involving an 18-month old boy, according to Woonsocket Police Information Officer Det. Jamie Paone. 

Paone said when officers arrived, a family member was attempting CPR on the boy. She said he had been in the care of his grandmother today, and had apparently tried to climb the bookshelf, tipping it over onto himself. 

The child was transported to the hospital by Woonsocket Rescue, where he was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries.

Woonsocket police are investigating the incident, which Paone said is routine with all reported deaths. 

The Chorus October 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Oh my goodness that is so tragic. That poor family.
Paradis October 16, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I'm so sorry for this little boy and his family. RIP little angel. It is especially horrible to lose a child/grandchild, it's not the usual order of life. In addition to book shelves, keep in mind that large TVs, stoves and bureaus along with other items that children can step on and tip over, can be dangerous/deadly.
English first October 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM
The big screen televisions that sit on tables or shelves are very easy to knock over.
Yvette M Ayotte October 16, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Such a tragic, freak accident. My heart and prayers go out to that family. RIP little one. :(
Joshua lalumiere October 17, 2012 at 03:27 AM
That woman's a god she's taken in and raised tons of kids including myself her family/grand kids her own kids friends of her kids her friends children even adopted i mean it the woman's a god literally. goes to show accidents do happen we all need to take caution. my heart and prayers are with them all.


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