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Orem Boy Critically Injured When TV Falls on Him

Orem Boy Critically Injured When TV Falls on Him

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- A warning for parents this morning about the dangers of heavy items, such as TVs, toppling on toddlers. Yesterday, A four-year-old Orem boy nearly died after a TV fell on him. He's in critical condition this morning.

In February, a similar incident happened, when two-year-old Alyzea Lesieli Speroni was killed when a TV fell on her in a West Valley City home.

Like Speroni, the Orem boy had climbed a dresser with a TV on top.

Newborns to four-year-olds made nearly 19-hundred trips to Utah emergency rooms after they were injured from falling objects. That's according to data compiled by the Utah Department of Health from 1999 to 2003.

The data also showed almost one-thousand children between five and nine-years of age went to emergency rooms for the same reason in the same time period. Fewer than five of them died.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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