Highland 4-year-old killed after exercise equipment falls on him

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A 4-year-old Highland boy died after exercise training equipment fell on top of him, and now his mother is sharing her grief and a warning for other parents.

Mother Xochitl Dalton said she was with her son Blake at her father’s house for Mother’s Day when she went to take a shower while Blake was in the next room. 

She said she heard a noise and when she went to see, she found that the young boy had apparently tried to climb a piece of heavy exercise equipment when it fell on him.  His skull was crushed and he died before paramedics arrived.

Dalton said her message to other parents is to “make sure your home is child-safe.” The family has set up a GoFundMe here.

Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News on May 13, 2021.

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