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2-Year-Old Kern County Boy Dies After Wooden Play Structure Collapses, Crushes Him

A 2-year-old boy has died this week after a makeshift wooden play structure collapsed and crushed him, authorities said.

The boy, who has not been identified, was playing on the wooden structure in his front yard Wednesday when it collapsed and pinned him, said Ray Pruitt, spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

“When it collapsed, people heard it because it was so loud,” he said.

The boy’s mother ran over to the boy and plucked him out from the wood pile, Pruitt said.

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