New York, 3-year-old falls from 26th floor and dies: police investigation

Tragedy in Harlem, New York, where a 3-year-old boy fell from the 29th floor of a building inside the Taino Towers apartment complex. The accident happened in the American morning and the facts were reported to the New York Police. According to police, agents found the child lying and dying on scaffolding on the third floor of the building. Police were notified to call 911 around 11 a.m. Despite a rush to the nearest hospital, unfortunately the child did not survive the accident. As usual, the police are now questioning two people who were inside the apartment from which the child could have fallen when the accident occurred.

We think the baby has gone out the window, but the exact dynamics are under investigationPolice explained to the Associated Press. To avoid similar incidents, which unfortunately are not uncommon in New York or at least were not rare in previous decades, state law mandated that the windows of buildings with three or more apartments are adequately protected if a child between 3 and 10 years of age resided there. It is a preventative measure that serves to avoid the kind of tragedy that, in fact, has been greatly reduced in recent years. The police must now ascertain whether, and possibly any, types of protection were installed in the windows of the apartment from which the child fell.

In addition, the windows of the highest floors of skyscrapers are always equipped with a secure opening system. Over the years, many children have been victims of domestic accidents of this kind and it is precisely to reduce risks, also in our country, forms of prevention have been adopted in this sense, however, as evidenced by what happened in New York, it does not always seem to be sufficient.

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