Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Jasmine Lilian CAMMILLERI

Inquest into the Death of Jasmine Lilian CAMMILLERI

Delivered on :28 December 2016

Delivered at : Perth

Finding of : State Coroner Fogliani

Recommendations :N/A

Orders/Rules : N/A

Suppression Order : N/A

Summary : The deceased was two years old when she died at the Emergency Department of Fremantle Hospital on 11 February 2013 due to an injury to her chest caused by a television set falling on her.

The deceased had been known to climb the wooden cabinet in the family room of her home to get closer to the television set that was placed upon it. While the deceased’s mother was temporarily out of the room the deceased climbed on top of the wooden cabinet and then fell backwards to the floor, with the television set also falling and landing on top of her.  As a result she sustained a fatal injury to her chest.

The deceased’s death was preventable and the inquest focused on drawing the public’s attention to the potential risk posed to a young child of a television set becoming unstable and toppling over.

The State Coroner found that the deceased died on 11 February 2013 from a chest injury and death occurred by way of accident. The State Coroner highlighted the dangers of not adequately securing television set to a fixed point.  The State Coroner has made her findings available to KidSafe WA, the child accident prevention foundation to enable that organisation to tailor their key messages on furniture safety.

Catch Words : Potential hazards of unsecured televisions: Safety Awareness : KidSafe WA: Accident.

Last updated: 26-Feb-2024

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