Five-month-old baby suffered cot death after being put down for a nap at an overcrowded daycare

The death of five month old baby boy in a crowded day care center is ruled as cot death

  • The death of a baby in a children's center with overcapacity in Brisbane was considered SIDS
  • Lucas Tran died in November 2015 when he was laid down to sleep in a crib
  • Coroner said the number of children did not necessarily play a role in his death
  • Daycare was only allowed for 4 children, but there were 7 at home
  • The police found children hidden and a girl squatting in a cupboard & # 39; visibly shaking & # 39;

The death of a five-month-old baby in a crowded children's center is ruled as cot death.

Lucas Tran died in November 2015 after he went to sleep in childcare in Brisbane when he became unconscious and was not breathing.

In the Queensland Coroners Court on Wednesday, deputy coroner John Lock stated that the number of children was not necessarily a factor in his death – that is ruled as SIDS category two, the ABC reported.

Lucas Tran died in November 2015 after being deposited at the Brisbane daycare facility to fall asleep when he was found unconscious and not breathing while lying in a crib in an enclosed room.

Lucas Tran died in November 2015 after being deposited at the Brisbane daycare facility to fall asleep when he was found unconscious and not breathing while lying in a crib in an enclosed room.

An investigation into the death of Lucas found that the daycare educator had seven children in the house on the day of Lucas & death – six of whom were under the age of schooling – even though he was only allowed to care for four children in the compulsory schooling age.

& # 39; The limitation on the number of children who need to raise and guide a daycare center has been set up for a reason, & # 39; he said.

Two hours after emergency services arrived on the property, a police officer was heard yelling & "where are the children?"

The police then discovered a child who was sitting under a desk at the office, and a little girl who was visibly shivering & # 39; was squatting in a cupboard.

The daycare educator initially said that only Lucas and three other children were at home on the day.

The coroner said that Lucas had been placed in a partially raised portable bed with a loose towel that covered him in a locked room and had not been checked for at least half an hour – contrary to policy.

People come to the daycare center in Brisbane, which had seven children on the day of Lucas & 39 - six of them were below school age - even though they are only allowed to take care of four children under school age.

People come to the daycare center in Brisbane, which had seven children on the day of Lucas & 39 - six of them were below school age - even though they are only allowed to take care of four children under school age.

People come to the daycare center in Brisbane, which had seven children on the day of Lucas & 39 – six of them were below school age – even though they are only allowed to take care of four children under school age.

He said it was unclear whether the caregiver had ever read or included the details of the policy, but she clearly felt that sleeping a child in a confined space with limited ventilation on a hot day and checking every 20 minutes is appropriate was. & # 39;

At present, childcare educators only need to show that they are working on a Certificate III qualification to care for children.

Mr. Lock recommended that the Australian Council's quality assurance framework for children should consider giving all daycare providers the certificate III before opening a center.

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