Colorado 11-Month-Old Baby Dies After Being Found Stuck in a Day Care Playpen

06/30/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Windsor, CO — An 11-month-old baby was found not breathing at a day care center with his head wedged between the mesh siding and articulated padding of a playpen. The death occurred at a day care center at 607 Buckhorn Mountain Court on Monday, June 27, 2011, reported

According to officials, the victim was with several other children at a home-based day care center when Kalea Mummery was found not breathing.

The day care operator’s son, Garrett Moore, 36, was the only one at the home-based center when Mummery was found. Moore immediately began performing CPR until emergency crews arrived at the scene.

Responding emergency crews airlifted Mummery to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, where she was then transferred to Children’s Hospital in Aurora. At 7:24 a.m., on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 she was pronounced dead.

Police are looking into whether the death was an accident or something more. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

Moore told investigators that he had put Mummery in the playpen and when he checked on her about 30 to 40 minutes later, she was wedged in the side of the playpen and not breathing.

Department of Human Services spokeswoman Liz McDonough told 7NEWS that Moore’s mom, Janette, voluntarily surrendered her day care license, as reported by TheDenverChannel.

McDonough said the son was qualified to be a caregiver at the center.

Investigations are underway.

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