• February 24, 2017

Boy Injured in Taunton, MA, Trash Bin Accident off County Street

Taunton, MA -- February 19, 2017, a boy was seriously injured after an accident where nearly hung himself inside a trash bin at an apartment complex.

Emergency services were called to the scene around 12:30 p.m. to an apartment complex near the intersection of County Street and Winslow Drive.

According to initial investigations, the 9-year-old boy was playing by himself in the apartment complex. He reportedly climbed through the side window of a dumpster and attempted to climb out the top.

As he did so, he somehow lost footing and fell, which caused the lid to fall down on top of him. This somehow trapped his head between the lid and the rim of the dumpster. The boy was unable to free himself, and he eventually passed out.

His grandmother found him and called for emergency services. They found the boy unconscious and in critical condition. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident. No additional details are available.

Map of the Area


*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.