Pennsylvania Infant Hurt When Ceiling Collapses over Crib

November 24, 2009

Fire officials say an infant was hurt when part of a ceiling collapsed over a crib at home in Erie.

A family member called 911 around 3:45 p.m. Saturday to say that a child was trapped in its crib.

Firefighters say part of a plaster ceiling had collapsed and fallen into the crib.

Paramedics treated the infant, who is about two weeks old, and took it to a hospital for observation.

The child suffered cuts and scrapes.

Firefighters say they didn’t find any significant structural damage at the home. They say that water damage had probably weakened part of the ceiling.

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