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Infant dies after falling from grocery cart

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 So sad! Be cautious, mamas.

Infant dies after falling from grocery cart on Forsyth Road

A 3-month-old child died Tuesday, hours after he fell from a grocery cart outside the Kroger store on Forsyth Road.
James Anderson Berg had been with his mother, who was shopping at the store. On the way back to the car, the baby fell from the grocery cart and sustained a head injury about 11:15 a.m., said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

“It was a terrible accident,” Jones said.

The baby had been sitting in a car seat. That seat was removed from its vehicle base and placed in the area of the cart near the handlebar where an older child would typically sit, Macon police detective Pamela Williams said.

There’s no way to secure the car seat in that location, she said.

The car seat and the child rolled out of the cart as a Kroger employee pushed the cart over a speed bump, she said.

The infant was rushed to Coliseum Northside Hospital and later to The Medical Center of Central Georgia. He was pronounced dead in the pediatric intensive care unit about 4:15 p.m.

A doctor ruled that the death was an accident.

Glynn Jenkins, director of communications for Kroger’s Atlanta division, issued an e-mailed statement after the incident.

“Our deepest sympathy and most sincere, heartfelt thoughts go to the family during this time, and Kroger is fully cooperating with the local investigation,” the statement said.

Asked whether the store chain has a policy regarding employees’ pushing carts to customers’ cars, spokesman Timm Thomas said “we can’t comment on that right now.”


by on Sep. 22, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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by on Sep. 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM
That's so awful!
I know that my Kroger's here does NOT allow their employees to push a cart with children in it. But, the same accident could have happened while the parent pushed the cart.

It's such a sad, tragic accident.
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by on Sep. 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

It is a sad and tragic accident.

I have always hated those carseats, partly because of how awkward they are to carry --even the ones with the offset handles pull my arm sideways and forces the use of tiny muscles to carry a heavy weight.

I always cringe when I see them propped onto things, even when baby is strapped in --they look so top-heavy. I found it easier to wrap my babies on, or just carry them (or use a stroller).

by on Sep. 23, 2011 at 3:16 PM

this is so sad. it dries me nuts when i got to a store and none of the carts have seat belts or if they do, they are broken.

by on Sep. 23, 2011 at 5:24 PM

 So sad :(

by Jennifer on Sep. 23, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Very Sad

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