A 4-year-old White Settlement boy died in a Fort Worth hospital late Saturday from injuries he suffered a week earlier when an oven in the family’s back yard toppled on him.
Christian Rincon was playing Feb. 15 in the back yard of his home in the 7600 block of Longfield Drive when the incident occurred, according to White Settlement police.
“The mother went to look for the child and couldn’t see him due to a large back yard so she called police to report him missing,” said Lt. J.P. Bevering, a White Settlement police spokesman.
Officers found Christian underneath a disconnected oven that was being stored in the back yard.
“Since the oven was not secured to anything, all indications are that the child opened the oven door, climbed on the door and the oven fell over on top of him, hindering or stopping his breathing,” Bevering said.
Officers and firefighters administered CPR to Christian, who was then taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
He was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
“All indications point to a tragic accident and no foul play involved,” Bevering said.