Boy, 2, killed by falling TV set

2012-04-17 17:42

Johannesburg - A 2-year-old boy died after a television set fell on him in Randburg, Gauteng paramedics said on Tuesday.

Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the boy suffered critical injuries at a home in Cosmo City on Monday evening.

"Common cause suggests the boy was crushed by the television."

The boy was stabilised at a nearby hospital before he was airlifted to Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg.

Wicks said the boy died shortly afterwards.

"The cause of the incident and the series of events preceding it remain uncertain."

  • Marion - 2012-04-17 17:45

    RIP little one.

      Raj - 2012-04-17 19:29

      Sorry Marion, some idiots do not know the meaning of thumbs up and thumbs down.

      freda.coetzee - 2012-04-17 19:56

      Always sad when a little one dies. May God please give the family peace in this time of grief.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-18 08:14

      Tragic, Condolences to the family.

      Marion - 2012-04-18 08:21

      Thanks Raj. I've already sussed out the reasons for the continual thumbs down and they don't bother me at all. Says a lot more about them than it does about me. Just need to get to the point now where I treat some of the comments on my postings with the contempt they deserve instead of being drawn into their nasty little webs. Will get there though. Soon. Then there will be no fun in baiting me anymore.

      CoenraadvanderZanden - 2012-04-18 08:53

      Marion, our 74cm CRT TV also fell onto my, then 2 year old, son. He had pulled the set over after trying to climb onto it (I had quickly gone to the kitchen). His saving grace was the UPS standing in front of the cabinet that broke the fall of the television. My 5 year old son somehow manged to lift the set long enough for my younger son to get out from underneath it. Thank God that he had no injuries - given the weight of the TV it could easily have crushed him! So I understand how quickly and easily these accidents can happen. Rest in peach little one...

  • Sharon - 2012-04-17 17:47

    Shame, poor little boy! What are the odds of a freak accident like this happening? Condolences to his family.

      Marion - 2012-04-17 17:51

      @Sharon - my nephew pulled a tv onto himself when he was a toddler. Fortunately he survived.

  • Shirley - 2012-04-17 17:53

    Wow! What a horrific freak accident!!! At 2 years little ones are so busy and as quick as lightening! Condolences to the family.

  • karen.inward - 2012-04-17 18:19

    life is so unfair

      freda.coetzee - 2012-04-17 19:58

      No jokes please this is Not funny. Alittle life has been lost.

  • John - 2012-04-17 19:19

    Wow this bad. My condolences to the family.

  • neo.menyatsoe - 2012-04-17 19:21

    Thts so sad,may he RIP.

  • Marcello - 2012-04-17 19:27

    Condolonces to the family...

  • Rethamyh - 2012-04-17 19:47

    Only prayers and srenght can be given to the parents. Preserve the good memories of your son and not dwell of those that would have been...strength.

  • billidp - 2012-04-17 19:52

    R.I.P. Little One - Love, Light & Strength to the family

  • Raj - 2012-04-17 19:54

    This is a very sad incident, the life of this innocent beautiful little baby has been so short lived through an accident at home. A place regarded as safe. Adults need to be more cautious for potentially dangerous/ hazardous items in and around their homes. My condolences to the family. May you rest in peace little one.

  • kensong.ben - 2012-04-17 20:01

    It is malema fault @@ ...condolences to the family..

      Rethamyh - 2012-04-17 20:23

      And what was malema supposed to do,catch the tv?!!

  • Kegodile - 2012-04-17 20:04

    Guys im so sad bcuz dat boy he's my brother's son n dat makes de whole family sad evn knw i cnt slp

      Raj - 2012-04-17 20:09

      Sorry bra, My condolences to you and your brothers family. May GOD grant you all strength through this trying times. GOD BLESS

      caroline.maenetja - 2012-04-17 20:28

      So sori.. But everything happens 4 a reason, may God give ur familt strengh during this tym.. May his soul Rest in Peace

      sanet.oelofse - 2012-04-17 20:36

      My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

      Marion - 2012-04-18 07:13

      @Kegodile - please share my sincere condolences with your family.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-18 08:16

      Our deepest condolences mate, We have kids too and this is just unthinkable.

  • Stephen - 2012-04-17 20:27

    Rather than airlifting him from a private hospital to a state run one, wouldn't it have been better (and cheaper) to keep him there for a day or two first and moved him by road? Surely the baby would've had a better chance of survival? God bless to his family.

      Kegodile - 2012-04-17 20:57

      Dude aeroplane came 2 de scane n tyk him 2 hospital bt we lost him

  • bdafonseca - 2012-04-18 08:08

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I was sad to read this. I have very special friends who lost their 3 year old daughter this way almost two years ago now. It was such a tragic accident. On investigating this type of thing actually happens quite often (with all types of household hazards). Those old style tv's are really heavy in the front and light at the back and they should be secured. People should be made aware of this. It can happen in any home. That heavy impact on such a small body is too much. Rest in God's hands sweet little angel. And may your family find peace eventually by knowing that you are safe in the arms of Jesus. People who make jokes on here have never had to experience the loss of a child.

      Marion - 2012-04-18 08:23

      Agree fully bdafonseca. My nephew pulled the tv onto himself about 20 years ago and it was heavy. As far as we could figure out he had tried to pull himself up onto it and it had toppled over.

      Marion - 2012-04-18 08:24

      Sorry, some 30 years ago.

      bdafonseca - 2012-04-18 09:57

      Hi Marion, I am glad to see in a earlier post that your nephew made it after the accident. Abigail held on for 3 days but the internal damage was just too much for her little body to handle. She also climbed onto the tv unit to try get something that was above it and it came crashing down. My heart breaks for these families. We believe she choose to stay with Jesus and she will be reunited with her family one day. Take Care x

  • Heather - 2012-04-18 08:22

    May his little soul rest in peace. So sad.

  • Carla - 2012-04-18 08:35

    Absolutely tragic. RIP little one. Condolences and strength to the family.

  • karenadawkins - 2012-04-18 08:43

    this is so sad, my son when he was two also managed to pull our massive tv , thank god he was not hurt and the tv fell and crashed on the floor, since than we very careful about the little ones around the tv. it happens so quickly .. god rest in peace little one.....

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