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4-Year-Old Oregon Boy Dies After Falling Out Apartment Window

This case is a tragic reminder of the dangers of upper floor windows.


Portland police say a 4-year-old boy has died after falling from a third story window. Photo Courtesy: Portland Police

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Portland police say a 4-year-old boy has died after falling from a third story window.

Addison Rojas-Casteneda fell from a unit at the Miraflores Apartments, located at 8925 N. Newell Ave, when the boy leaned against the window screen to talk to a friend outside. The screen broke loose and the boy fell through the window.

This case is a tragic reminder of the dangers of upper floor windows.

Randall Children's Hospital and Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind parents that these types of tragic accidents are preventable.

Please consider the following safety tips:

Keep play away from windows.

Only allow windows to open 4 inches, and install window stops and/or window guards that can be removed by an adult in an emergency.

Lock windows when not in use.

Open windows from the top and use a window stop for the bottom.

Prevent climbing. Keep furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows.

Actively watch children near windows.

Source: Portland Police




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