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Chicago Girl Becomes Third Child In Three Months To Die From Falling TV

Mon, January 16, 2012 5:38pm EDT by 2 Comments
Television Falling Death

A four-year-old died from a television falling on her head in a shocking, tragic accident. But she’s not the only one — three other kids have died the same way in the past three months!

Gianna Hadjis died from a horrible accident when a older box-style television toppled and fell on her head as she played by herself in her Chicago living room. “Most people are more concerned with what their children are watching than the TV itself,” her father Adam Hadjis said, according to The Daily Mail.

Gianna’s mother called Adam when the accident happened, and he rushed to the hospital but she was already dead.

“I missed her by an hour,” the grieving dad said. “One minute she’s there, full of life, the next minute she’s gone.”

Gianna’s mother and boyfriend were present in the house, but weren’t in the room when the television fell.

“The most important thing is to warn other people with children that if they own a television that is unstable they can be putting their child at risk,” Adam warned.

Strangely, Gianna is actually the third child killed by a falling television in the Chicago area in the past three months.

Shaniya Singleton, 3, died Nov. 8, and Karl Clermont, 6, died Oct. 30.

There are ways to prevent this from happening to your child: “You can buy straps to help secure the TV better or get a stand that’s made for a TV,” Dr. Karen Sheehan said. “But if you can’t find a stand for the TV, sometimes it might be safer on the floor.”

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