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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: You may get trapped when reaching out behind cabinets- Reply with quote

This is a gruesome article and I don't know how else to surgarcoat it. I know that this example is extreme, but at the same time be careful when reaching out behind cabinets or you may get trapped.

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Woman's body found behind bookcase

NEW PORT RICHEY, Florida (AP) -- A woman's body was found wedged upside-down behind a bookcase in the home she shared with relatives who had spent nearly two weeks looking for her.

A spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Mariesa Weber's death was not suspicious. Family members said they believe she fell over as she tried to adjust the plug of a television behind the bookshelf.

Weber, 38, came home October 28 and greeted her mother, then wasn't seen again. Her family thought she had been kidnapped and contacted authorities. Family members scoured her room for clues but found nothing, although they did notice a strange smell.

On November 9, Weber's sister went into her bedroom and looked behind a bookcase, where she saw the woman's foot. Using a flashlight, the family saw Weber was wedged upside-down behind the unit.

"I'm sleeping in the same house as her for 11 days, looking for her," her mother, Connie Weber, told the St. Petersburg Times. "And she's right in the bedroom."

Both Weber and her sister previously had adjusted the television plug by standing on a bureau next to the shelf and leaning over the top. Her family believes Weber, who was 5-foot-3 and barely 100 pounds, may have fallen headfirst into the space.

"She's a little thing," her mother said. "And the bookcase is 6 feet tall and solid. And she couldn't get out."

The sheriff's office said Weber appeared to have died because she was unable to breathe in the position she was in.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My armoires and cabinets are tight against the wall. They also have on/off light switches inside them instead of being plugged into the wall.


This is really odd because my mom and dad live in New Port Richey, Florida.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Maria...That is an awful story...but a good reminder to think before we act. Climbing is dangerous for anyone at any age...they say that the point of death is basically falling from your own height which sometimes is not that high...and of course in this case, the lack of oxygen...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We live and learn don't we.... Things like this certainly make you think Think .

All and any information on safety can never be too much.

Thank you for that item Maria....
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