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CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT IS FATAL TO AMHERST BOY, 8

An 8-year-old Amherst boy was killed about noon Thursday when he was pinned against a fence by a stack of steel and concrete molds, each weighing 1,000 pounds, that toppled over on him.

Christopher A. Brown of 120 Irwin Place was pronounced dead by Dr. Sung-ook Baik, Erie County medical examiner. Police said the boy climbed a fence to retrieve a ball at 140 Irwin, when the
accident occurred.

The boy's body was freed from the heavy molds by members of the Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Company.

Police said the boy was at the construction site of a store near his home. Christopher was playing baseball with his brother, sister and a baby sitter when their ball went over the fence, police said.

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