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.