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Four Year Old Killed in Tragic (Preventable) Accident

August 28 - From the "Grossly Negligent Parenting" file:

The family of a young boy is in shock and grieving after he was killed in a tragic accident. The boy, 4-year-old Christian Lee Urrutia, was crushed by a safe weighing nearly 1000 pounds. The safe had been sitting on a trailer with "Wheelers" at the time of the accident.

Christian's father spoke with News 4 WOAI's Jacqueline Ortiz and said his children were running around the trailer and jumping on it when the safe fell onto Christian's small body. His parents and grandparents managed to pull Christian out from under the safe and call 911. When paramedics arrived, little Christian was breathing, but died shortly after.

SOURCE: http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=e17794bd-28c4-41f8-bb4f-1acb92eb845d

1. Why keep the safe on wheels?
2. Why keep the safe so close to the edge that it fell?
3. Why let kids jump and play in the area?
4. Why not try to minimize potentially deadly hazards be securing or removing the hazard?

The burden these parents carry for the rest of their lives will be far heavier than any safe could ever be.

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  • Accidents such as this are always (ALWAYS) preventable. The father was in much better shape than I imagine I would be in under these circumstances.

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  • Time for adolf to blow his brains out,,,,well what little he has. No pity.

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  • Has anyone enquired where the father got the safe from and if it was his? -just a thought
    -tragic non the less

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  • OMG, tragic. I feel for his father.

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  • the father held up pretty well. i on the other hand, would have been hysterical, and incapable of doing a damn interview for the evening news. but to each his own.

    what was the damn safe doing on the damn trailer anyways? and why were the children allowed to play around it? i'm not saying that my home is 100% child proof, but the things that can cause harm to my kids that are obvious, are removed or fixed.

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  • Facetious for Kicks: "
    Geography_Teacher: "
    Facetious for Kicks: "GT, good points. Even most car accidents are preventable. Lapse in attention causes many, if not most, accidents. There seems to be plenty of circumstantical evidence (on wheels, at the edge of the trailer, kids jumping and playing on the trailer).
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    I agree that it appears that it was easily preventable. Only an idiot would leave something that heavy precairously balanced in area with people around (let alone More..
    Very true. Thanks for the input. The family will be devastated for years to come...birthdays, holidays, etc. will never be the same. Cheers and take care GT.
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    No problem. Thanks for the pleasantaries.

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  • "The burden these parents carry for the rest of their lives will be far heavier than any safe could ever be"

    Ho! I didn't write that, honestly...

    ROFLOL (really sorry FFK)

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  • Adolf!?!?!?!

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  • Stupid... and avoidable. People are such morons sometimes.

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  • DUDE it was a frakking accident yes it was preventable but dammit you cannot live life everyday worrying because thats not life..

    Accidents are just that accidents

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  • Interloper: "
    Facetious for Kicks: "
    badMother: ""The burden these parents carry for the rest of their lives will be far heavier than any safe could ever be"

    Ho! I didn't write that, honestly...

    ROFLOL (really sorry FFK)"
    I was not trying at all to be humorous...but I can see how it looks that way.
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    It's a cracker!

    Stupid parents I believe. There should be some test where they issue you a license to have kids. Anyway, stay safe."
    No, it's stay awa More..

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  • very sad, the safe should have been tied down....hindsight 20/20 vision. Terrible stuff

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  • Dat1111: "DUDE it was a frakking accident yes it was preventable but dammit you cannot live life everyday worrying because thats not life..

    Accidents are just that accidents"
    Yes, but thousand pound safes dangling on the edge while simultaneously on wheels with kids dancing and jumping around the base does not sound very responsible, but that is just my own reasonable and sensible point of view speaking again.

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  • Um, I'm not quite feeling the pain from this father. Maybe he was in shock, but I know if I had just lost a child that I wouldn't be in any shape to put my ugly mug on the news. Especially if I had anything to do with it, like leaving a 1000lb safe on a teeter totter (a trailer). Dumb. It's tragic, poor little fellow.

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  • Hey GT, you may be a Geo Teacher, but your right, maybe we need to "know" more, not "no" more cuz that's what the little guy is, NO MORE. P.S., every time I watch this video, I think old dad is almost faking it (being distraught). I'm entitled to my opinion.

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  • badMother: ""The burden these parents carry for the rest of their lives will be far heavier than any safe could ever be"

    Ho! I didn't write that, honestly...

    ROFLOL (really sorry FFK)"
    I was not trying at all to be humorous...but I can see how it looks that way.

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  • vgroove: "
    Facetious for Kicks: "Accidents such as this are always (ALWAYS) preventable. The father was in much better shape than I imagine I would be in under these circumstances.
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    I was thinking the same thing. It almost looked like the father was forcing his tears. If that were me, I'd probably be in a comatose state and unable to talk to anyone. I also agree in that this could have definitely been prevented. Unfortunately, some parents seem to realize the dangers in their ho More..
    Agreed. I have one child, a 14 year old boy, and if this happened to my son, (never under these controllable circumstances), you would not be interviewing me. To say I would be in shambles would be a gross understatement. This guy almost acts like this child was dispensible. RIP little man, for apparently you're in a much better place.

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  • What an horrible thing to happen. I hope the family can keep it togeather.

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  • Facetious for Kicks: "Accidents such as this are always (ALWAYS) preventable. The father was in much better shape than I imagine I would be in under these circumstances.
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    I was thinking the same thing. It almost looked like the father was forcing his tears. If that were me, I'd probably be in a comatose state and unable to talk to anyone. I also agree in that this could have definitely been prevented. Unfortunately, some parents seem to realize the dangers in their home once a trage More..

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  • coldblue9mm: "Um, I'm not quite feeling the pain from this father. Maybe he was in shock, but I know if I had just lost a child that I wouldn't be in any shape to put my ugly mug on the news. Especially if I had anything to do with it, like leaving a 1000lb safe on a teeter totter (a trailer). Dumb. It's tragic, poor little fellow. "
    Agree entirely. I hope shock is tempering his reaction. I would be simply inconsolable, incoherent, and bordering on suicidal. If this were my only child More..

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  • But... but it always turns out OK in the cartoons... Why would TV lie to me?

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  • Facetious for Kicks: "Accidents such as this are always (ALWAYS) preventable. The father was in much better shape than I imagine I would be in under these circumstances.
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    "The burden these parents carry for the rest of their lives will be far heavier than any safe could ever be."

    Excellent Quote!

    It's amazing what the shock mechanism will do to help people through hard times, I can relate with that delayed reaction in my own experiences with PTSD.

    As for the safe I tota More..

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  • I think he made up the " I love you mommy and daddy " part.

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  • uttering his last words DADDY IT HURTS STOP TAKE IT OUT lmfao

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  • A man a woman lost there child not intentionally but by accident.. Im sure they learned from this

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