February 4, 2009 in Nation/World

In brief: Octuplets’ mom filed injury claims

 

The Whittier, Calilf., mother of octuplets and six other children, including a set of twins, has filed at least two claims for workers’ compensation, according to California records.

Few details were available about Nadya Suleman’s first injury, which occurred in 1999 while she was a psychiatric technician at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk.

In 2001, Suleman filed a second claim with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board for “injury to neck, back and shoulders from auto accident on commute for medical treatment,” according to records filed with the California Department of Industrial Relations.

The records list her earnings at the time of injury as “max,” but provided no dollar amount. Suleman received treatment for the injuries and was covered by her employer or insurance company, according to the records.

Mission Viejo, Calif.

Trapped girl dies in washing machine

A 4-year-old girl died after she became trapped inside a washing machine, police said Tuesday.

The child apparently climbed into a front-loading washing machine Monday afternoon at her home in Mission Viejo, Calif., said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino. Her mother told investigators the girl’s 15-month-old brother managed to start the machine, and it was several minutes before she realized what had happened.

“The mother frantically tried to rescue the daughter and called paramedics,” Amormino said. The child was rushed to the hospital, where she died at 8.30 p.m., Amormino said. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

From wire reports


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