Some Boston locals may have heard about 4-year-old Mark DiBona from Dudley, who recently died after falling off an escalator in the Sears department store in Auburn Mall. Worcestor County District Attorney Joseph Early said the incident occurred as the child rode the escalator with his family and a friend.
The boy had taken hold of the escalator railing but was suddenly pulled over, causing him to fall two floors down and onto the glass case of the store. The Boston Herald reported Auburn police officials and firemen arrived at the scene moments after the accident and brought the young boy to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he died a day later.
Kim Freely, Sears' spokesperson, said the company has provided grief counselors who are available for any employees shocked and traumatized by the devastating accident.
"Customer safety is a top priority for our company," stated Freely. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. We're continuing to cooperate with the police and district attorney's office."
Tim Connolly, the district attorney's spokesperson, reported that state police are still investigating Mark DiBona's death and suspect no foul play was involved in the incident.
It has also not yet been determined whether the 4-year-old's parents have considered filing an injury claim. A Boston personal injury attorney can provide legal counsel in a case involving possible premises liability, like this one, and determine the proper legal remedies that may be available to the injured party.
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