3-year-old girl dies after piece of furniture falls over her in a bank

Police and prosecutors from Oradea started an investigation in this case to establish who is to be held liable for this accident.

A three years old girl passed away, this Saturday, following that a piece of furniture felt over her while she was, together with her mother, in the venue of a bank in Oradea municipal.

According to the manager of Oradea County Hospital, Florian Bodog, the girl was brought to the hospital in a very difficult condition and she passed away.

He specified that the condition of the girl was very severe and she was resuscitated six times on the way to hospital, the medical team who came to the accident spot finding her in a cardiac attack.

“The girl was three and a half years old, and as I was told, she was with her mother at the offices of Transilvania Bank in the city, when, at some moment, I do not know under what circumstances, a piece of furniture fell on her. She was hospitalized at the Emergency Receiving Unit of the County Hospital, with a cerebral traumatism, a fracture at the base of her head, being resuscitated six times on the way to the hospital, then she was taken to the tomography computer and hospitalized at Intensive Therapy, where she passed away half a hour ago, around 14.00,” physician Bodog said.

The accident took place in a branch of Transilvania Bank, and when the medical staff arrived at the bank, the girl had been taken out of the piece of furniture and laid on a table, Bodog specified.

The speaker of Bihor Police Inspectorate, inspector Alina Dinu, said that an outdoor board form inside the bank fell over the three years old girl. Oradea Police, together with Construction Inspectorate and Prosecution, conducts investigations in the file of the girl, Dinu added.

“Several details on this case shall be released only after all involved parties complete the investigation”, Dinu said.

In its turn, the Prosecution by Oradea Court started a file. “At this moment, a file on suspect death is opened, and then possible liabilities shall result from investigations, following the establishment of the liabilities remaining to be seen who is liable for this accident,” said prosecutor Dorel Motiu, speaker of Prosecution by Bihor County.

The board of Transilvania Bank said in a press release that the girl who passed away in the venue of a branch from Oradea was playing, without any supervision, and she climbed the board, which fell over her.

“We want to express our regret for this tragedy. The representatives of the bank are in permanent contact with the parents, also securing the whole support to the authorities who investigate the file,” according to the press release conveyed on Saturday afternoon by the board of the bank.

According to the quoted source, the girl had the accident while she was playing under no supervision, climbing the outdoor publicity board, which fell over her.

“The employees of the bank immediately called SMURD intervention team which took the girl urgently to Oradea County Hospital,” the board of Transilvania Bank mentions.

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