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    Stamford Toddler Crushed by 80-Pound Television: Police

    Authorities say the death of a Connecticut toddler who was crushed by an 80-pound television was an accident.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018)

    Authorities say the death of a Connecticut toddler who was crushed by an 80-pound television was an accident.

    Police said Saturday that the medical examiner determined that the 22-month-old Stamford boy died of blunt force trauma and the manner of death was ruled to be accidental.

    The old-style cathode ray tube television fell on the boy at his home Thursday morning.

    Sgt. Joseph Kennedy tells the Stamford Advocate the TV was atop a "rickety" bureau and the child may have been climbing up the drawers at the time.

    The child's mother called 911.

    First responders took the boy to Stamford Hospital for treatment of a traumatic head injury. He was flown to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, where he died Friday afternoon.

    The child's name was not released.