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BOY, 12, KILLED BY KNIFE IN DISHWASHER.

A boy was killed when he fell on a knife sticking out of a dishwasher.

Mark Rockingham tripped and fell on to the open drawer.

And he severed an artery when the knife, which was pointing out of the cutlery container, punctured his chest.

Paramedics were called to the family home on Sunday and found Mark, 12, bleeding heavily.

He was rushed to hospital but died later that night. Police said they were still investigating the incident and an inquest into the death would be held.

The accident happened in Mark's home in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

A police spokewoman said his family was "devastated" by the tragedy.

And Detective Inspector Ian Jones added: "At this stage we believe it to be a tragic accident."

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents said they'd never heard of anyone dying in such a way before.

And a spokesman said it highlighted the kind of dangers that could be present in all kitchens.

He added: "This is a very unusual incident.

"It shows that what may seem to be innocuous can be very dangerous."
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Author:Dunn, Justin
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 2, 1997
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