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Fort Worth toddler, 2, drowns in backyard swimming pool
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 21:42

Fort Worth toddler, 2, drowns in backyard swimming pool

Fort Worth, Texas -A two-year old toddler, Kyle Ross, from Tarrant County drowned in pool safety incident, in backyard swimming pool. The boy was apparently playing with his six year old sibling while his parents were in and out doing yard and house work.  Officials were called to the home on Ridgeview Court when the parents found Kyle in the pool. He died at a Fort Worth Hospital. March 30, 2010

 
Louisville, toddler, two, killed after TV falls off dresser on him
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 21:57

Louisville, toddler, two, killed after TV falls off dresser on him in Childproofing accident

Louisville, Kentucky - A toddler, two, was killed after a TV fell off a dresser on him. He apparently was opening some drawers in the dresser when the 27" TV fell. March 24, 2010 

 
Adrian, Ohio toddler hit and killed after darting into path of car
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 21:49

Adrian, Ohio toddler hit and killed after darting into path of car in Auto Safety accident

Adrian, Ohio - A toddler boy, Keyon Glynn, was hit by a car after darting into the street while being watched by his aunt. The boy thought the aunt was playing a game of chase and darted between parked cars and into the path of a car on East Church Street. March 24, 2010 

 
Holtsville, New York two year old suffocates after tangled in blinds
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 21:40

Holtsville, New York, boy, two, gets tangled in blinds and suffocates in Baby Safety Incident

Holtsville, New York - A two-year-old boy became tangled in venetian blinds in his home and suffocated. His father found his son, Brendon McCarthy tangled and administered CPR in an effort to revive him, but the boy died at Stony Brook University Medical Center.  March 24, 2010

 
Chippewa girl, 4, dies in bathtub in water safety incident
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 20:01

Chippewa girl, 4, Autumn Meistad. dies in bathtub in water safety incident

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Chippewa, Wisconsin - A four-year old girl from the town of Arthur apparently drowned in the bathtub in a water safety accident. The mother reported she just left her daughter for a few minutes, and found her underwater when she returned. She performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. The coroners findings were inconclusive. March 17, 2010 

 

 

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Burlington, Iowa toddler, 3, dies after trapped in futon bed
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 19:49

Burlington, Iowa toddler, 3, dies in child safety accident after becoming 

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trapped in futon bed 

Burlington, Iowa - A 3-year old boy, KyVan Bogdon, died after becoming trapped in futon bed. The preliminary report said it was caused by compression asphyxiation of the lungs and interferes with breathing.  Emergency crews were dispatched to the boy's home on Leebrick Street on Sunday but he was unresponsive. 

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Rhode Island baby thrown from car in car seat dies
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 19:32

Rhode Island baby thrown from car in car seat dies - baby safety

Attleboro, Rhode Island - An auto safety tragedy occurred when Jordan Derochea was ejected from a car on Interstate 95

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. The driver Ashley Derochea of Brockport, Mass lost control of the Honda and struck a guardrail and rolled over when the baby was thrown somehow from the car. It was reported the baby was in an approved car seat but the investigation is ongoing. The baby was taken to Children's Hospital in Providence and pronounced dead. March 16, 2010

 
Tennessee girl, 3, mistakes loaded gun for Wii controls in fatal gun safety incident
Friday, 12 March 2010 06:43

Tennessee toddler, Cheyenne McKeehan, shots self with pistol when she mistakes it for Wii controller in tragic gun safety incident

Tennessee - A three-year old girl, Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan, shot herself in the abdomen with a loaded gun she found on a living room table. She was rushed to University Medical Centre but prounced dead. The mother, Tina Cronberger and father, Douglas Cronberger, were both inside their home in Norene when the incident happened. Apparently the girl had become familiar with a Wii gun used to play the game. Police warned parents that their childproofing checklist should include gun safety and keeping loaded firearms out of the reach of small children. March 11, 2010 

Gun on top - the pistol that Cheyenne fatally killed herself with.

Gun on bottom - the Wii gun 

 
Mesa, Arizona boy, 1, run over by dad's tractor in Auto Safety Incident
Friday, 12 March 2010 06:27

Mesa, Arizona boy, 1, run over by dad's tractor in Auto Safety Incident

Mesa, Arizona  - A one-year old boy apparently ran behind a tractor driven by his dad and was run over and killed at his home near McKellips and the Loop 202. No foul play is suspected. March 11, 2010

 
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