NEW MILFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A fold-down bench attached to a wall came crashing down, killing a 7-year-old New Milford boy in a freak accident during indoor soccer practice at a New Jersey school.
Brendan Jordan was playing with a soccer ball at Berkley Street Elementary School Wednesday night near a fold-down lunch table and benches recessed into the gym wall.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?
One of the benches then fell open, police said.
The boy was struck on the side of the head by the 108-pound wood and steel bench when it fell out of the wall, Det. Lt. Frank Ramaci said.
“He was struck by a fold down lunch table bench which fell from a recessed area in the wall of the gymnasium,” Lt. Ramaci said.
Jordan was pinned underneath after being struck, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported.