Five year old dies in commercial washing machine

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    How's this for weird?

    How horrible.

    I don't pretend to know much about laundromat machines, but I have to assume this one had pushbutton controls. If it was merely a matter of turning a dial to end the cycle, her mother would've done that.

    Either way, really bizarre, and really sad.
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    It must be horrible to watch your child die and be completely helpless.

    Last night on the news, they reported that a man was leaving his driveway last night and heard a thump. When he got out he saw that he rolled over his son and killed him.

    And lets not forget about the WOW couple. :rolleyes:
     
  3. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    wow, this really is sad. i dont think there's really a question of how caring the mother was in all of this..she cant be blamed. (i.e. i'm sure we've all been lost in a mall or something at one point - it's nobodys fault)

    what i do wonder is how the half-brother let her get in and then didnt mention anything..and why would she be in the machine? they didnt mention his age..perhaps...anyway, it's not my place to speculate..but i'd be interested to hear what happened when they find out.

    a very sad story.
     
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040

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  5. srdashiki macrumors newbie

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    NO its not.

    How did the girl end up in the machine?

    I need that answer before I call her a moron.
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    how the hell does she end up in a washing machine with her 14 year old brother there. unless there was a fight between brother and sister, which resulted with sister in washing machine.

    not far from the realsm of possibility
     
  7. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    A nightmare.

    Your conclusion came to my mind as well. I have 3 girls that pick on each other constantly, the brother MAY have done this as a funny, and who knew you could kill someone like this.

    Too sad. The mom will need help for a very long time.
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    exactly - you figure she's loading the machine and that the thing locks automatically when you put the coins in....which means she was in the machine right after or during the time they loaded it.

    Smells a little fishy.....but still terribly sad...

    D
     
  9. quagmire macrumors 603

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    I am confused. The machine was at the end of the cycle. The mother probably left when the machine was started. How did she get in? Could the brother be to blame? He is at that age of 14. You know how teens get and think their pranks are funny, but hurts others. I am just too confused. What a sad story.
     
  10. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    I had to check his post, but it is one of the times Mactastic and I will agree, yes it is awful. Who was calling who a moron?
     
  11. Lacero macrumors 604

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    a) That is so sad.
    b) My prayers go out to the family.
    c) Let us learn from this and never let it happen again.
    d) Who can we fry for this?
     
  12. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Does someone really have to be fried? It's a tragedy, but I don't see why someone must be at fault. There are car accidents every day. Yes, sometimes the accident was the result of negligence, but usually it's just a mistake. Sometimes there are accidents and people die. That doesn't mean someone has to be punished every time there's an accident.
     
  13. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    could that perhaps be why they arent releasing his name? you would've thought that SOMEONE in the laundromat would've seen what happened. perhaps they did..what the hell can you do to a fourteen year old anyway?
     
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    I am sick over this. Its hard to deal with tradgedies like this, especially when, at first glance, there is nothing to point to and say, "Thats why this happened." What an unimaginable thing to see. Your child locked in a water filled washing machine, tumbling around... And then not be able to open up the door. This is a nightmare.

    I think I might throw up... :(
     
  16. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Many laundrymats have no attendants, only the patrons are there. It's entirely possible no one else was around.

    You can charge them with murder in the states. Lock 'em up till they're 25, then let them out as hardened criminals.
     
  17. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Try em as an adult in some states and lock them up for 20-life.
     
  18. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    I thought this first, but it dosen't sit right. How about this...

    The girl is playing, thinks it would be fun to hide on Mom and Bro. She climbs into the machine and get tucked way back in the drum. Mom is ready to do the clothes, throws them into the nearest machine. Sis giggles because she thinks that she has it over on Mom. Door shuts. Water flows.

    Nobodys fault really (Nobody was trying kill her), but Mom should have kept a closer eye on the kids. Any way you slice it, Mom is responsible.
     
  19. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but at least here with the CYA they tend to come out a lot harder than they were goin in. Releasing a PO'd 20-something with no skills (cept as a cage fighter ;) ) is generally a Bad Idea.
     
  20. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    its NOT awful!?!?? a 5 year old died and it isn't awful? good god man
    anywho...
    i would question what the 14 year old was doing that the time. I think there was a csi episode kinda like this. two kids were messing around with one going into the dryer and was killed. but that is tv of course, and not real life.
     
  21. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Maybe, but in the article, it said that the mother left the girl and the brother implementing she was out of the machine when she left.
     
  22. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Well SOMEONE is at fault, because the girl couldn't have started the washing machine from inside!
     
  23. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Not necessarily. The boy (or someone else) may have started the machine without knowing she was inside, or without knowing it couldn't be stopped once it started. I do wonder why there's no way to stop the machine. What point could that serve?
     
  24. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Not letting the water out when you open the door, first a pump has to pump out the water then when empty alows the door to release.
     
  25. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Its an industrial machine. The ones I've seen have big warning labels and say "Not for use by anyone under 18."

    They actually need to be locked shut for safety reasons. Yes, there should be an emergency stop and release and it could be that it does automatically opens or at least unlock with power failure and the laundromat should have hooked it up to a Big Red Button(tm)

    Part of me wonders if the mom was inside and the 14 year was moping outside the laundromat.
     

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