7-year-old Quebec boy dies after metal object falls on him in his backyard

A ambulance file photo is shown in Montreal. Gloria Henriquez/Global News

A seven-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a metal object while playing in his backyard at a home in Massueville, Que, about 90 kilometers from Montreal.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) confirmed the boy’s death on Tuesday morning.

According to SQ Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau, they received a call around 2:30 p.m. Monday about a boy who was unconscious after something fell on him while playing with a friend.

The friend noticed he was unconscious and immediately ran for help.

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“The metal object was some sort of support beam, but it wasn’t a playground structure or a vehicle of any sort,” said Bilodeau.

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The boy was transported to hospital in critical condition before he was transferred to Ste-Justine hospital in Montreal where he died of his injuries.

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An investigation is underway, but Bilodeau says they have no reason to suspect criminal intent or negligence.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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