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5-year-old Phoenix boy dies after TV falls on him

5-year-old Phoenix boy dies after TV falls on him

CREATED Oct 16, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Higgins

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy is dead after a large television set apparently fell on him at his Phoenix home.

Phoenix police on Tuesday identified the child as Isaiah Hernandez.

They say the boy was alone in his room watching television Monday afternoon on an older style tube TV set that weighed about 165 pounds.

Investigators say the TV was too large for the nightstand supporting it and the child was using the controls at the bottom front of the set to change channels.

When family members went to check on the boy, they found the TV had fallen off the nightstand and he was underneath it.

The child was transported to a Phoenix hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the death remains under investigation.

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