Security Door Falls on Child at Penn. Italian Ice Shop
A three-year-old girl in Brewerytown, Penn. died from injuries sustained after a rolling security door fell on her at an Italian ice shop on Saturday, according to CBS Philly.
About the Fatal Security Door Accident
Police told reporters the accident happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. at Rita’s Water Ice located in the 2800 block of Girard Avenue. A three-year-old girl, identified as Wynter Larkin, was standing under a rolling security door when the door crashed down without warning.
Witnesses said it took about 20 to 30 men to free the girl from underneath the door. She was then rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital where she died shortly after.
The fatal accident happened during a fundraiser for two local fraternities. Authorities are investigating the accident to determine what caused the door to fall.
The Department of Licenses and Inspections released the following statement on Sunday:
“Maintenance, care and inspections of roll down security gates are the responsibility of the property owner under the City of Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code. The Department of License and Inspections will only inspect these gates upon report of a complaint of an apparent defect. There were no open violations nor any violation history specific to the security gate that collapsed.”
CBS Philly identified the property owner as P&G Development.