9-year-old killed by falling totem po...

9-year-old killed by falling totem pole at Pa. Boy Scout camp

There are 18 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 18, 2007, titled 9-year-old killed by falling totem pole at Pa. Boy Scout camp. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A 13-foot totem pole fell over and struck a boy on the first day of Boy Scout camp, killing the 9-year-old, state police said Monday.

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tammymac

Houston, TX

#1 Jun 18, 2007
oh my.
Brian

San Francisco, CA

#2 Jun 18, 2007
Oh man...that is so sad
Sad

United States

#3 Jun 18, 2007
How tragic. This is terrible.
Anonymous

Bangor, PA

#4 Jun 18, 2007
May prayers go out to the family. May God Bless you at this time.
HONEY

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Jun 18, 2007
my prayers to the family. and just think in God at all the times

Since: Feb 07

Carbon County

#6 Jun 18, 2007
How sad. My condolences to his family and friends.

Since: Feb 07

Etters, PA

#7 Jun 18, 2007
Oh how terrible! My condolences to the family of this little boy.

“BORN TO UNDULATE !!”

Since: Mar 07

Proud resident of the Valley

#8 Jun 18, 2007
Such a terrible tragedy to come from good intentions. I was a scout for many years. This is a shame. May God bless all those involved.

“Does it really Matter”

Since: May 07

Sunnyville USA

#9 Jun 18, 2007
My condolences to the family
Fix It

Bensalem, PA

#10 Jun 18, 2007
It's sad to say that now and forever the parents will play the "if only" game over and over in their minds.

I once had a child on life support at St. Christopher's in Phila.; thank god I still have her, but 10 years later I was still thinking...what if I had just...
Kim

Allentown, PA

#11 Jun 18, 2007
I am so saddened by this. My son is going to Boy Scout camp this weekend. I can not imagine what this feels like. My heart goes out to this family and the little boy.

Since: May 07

Bangall, NY

#12 Jun 18, 2007
VERT TRAGIC...

Since: May 07

Bangall, NY

#13 Jun 18, 2007
SORRY...I MEANT VERY TRAGIC.

“Goddess in my own little world”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#14 Jun 18, 2007
A horrible freak accident. No one's fault I suppose or is it? I'm wondering how the pole was installed. Was there a footer? Great care should be taken whenever installing or erecting tall sculptures and pieces of art. This may have been avoided. I'm certain the parents of this little boy will begin to have the same questions.

My condolences and deepest sympathies to the family.
NM parent

Santa Clara, CA

#15 Jun 18, 2007
Lord be with you little child...deepest condolences to the family, how terrible.
Sunshine

Westminster, MD

#16 Jun 25, 2007
Such a horrible tragedy for the whole family. My deepest sympathies go out to the family.
May GOD bless everyone and the Lord be with you!!!
whatever

Shauck, OH

#17 Jun 26, 2007
it happened go on whatever the kid was probably doing something he shouldn't have been
again whatever
concerned mom

United States

#18 Jun 26, 2007
whatever wrote:
it happened go on whatever the kid was probably doing something he shouldn't have been
again whatever
WHAT? nO THIS IS NOT THE KIDS FAULT.. BOYS WILL BE BOYS... THEY WILL CLIMB, SWING ETC..... THAT IS JUST A GIVEN THE SCOUTS KNOW THIS VERY WELL . i KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THEY HAVE HAVE MANY MANY INJURIES INVOLVING POLE OF DIFFERENT NATURES ESPECIALLY FLAG POLES. THAT WERE MADE OF GALVANIZED STEEL WATER PIPE (OVER 20 FEET TALL - 2 10 FEET STICKS PIECED TOGETHER WITH COUPLINGS) THE POLE WAS ROTTEN AT THE BOTTOM STATE POLICE SAID. iF PROPER INSPECTIONS WERE DONE AT THESE FACILITIES EACH YEAR WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THINGS OF THIS NATURE. wE TAKE OUR CHILDREN TO THESE FACILITIES THINKING THEY ARE SAFE. iTS ALL ABOUT MONEY.
BACK TO THE Flag pole they could have gotten a real 20 foot aluimiun flag pole at lowes for $128.oo opposed to the $68.00 they spent on the make shift items and they were about 5 of these same poles in this scouting camp. Finally 5 years after the injury i am referring to ....they finally took these poles down. trust me they do not worry about our kids they are in it strickly for the money.

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