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Three-year-old Bryce Raynor, who died in the fall of Tim Horton in New York in the summer, is depicted by his grieving mother, Tenitia Cullum

The three-year-old boy, who died in the fall of Tim Horton in New York in the summer, is depicted by his grieving mother.

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Tenitia Cullum has spoken about her son, Bryce Raynor, who drowned in an underground tank in July in the Tim Hortons on University Avenue in Rochester, New York.

Cullum, who was working in the donut shop at the time, remembered how she turned her away for a moment, and seconds later her son was gone.

She said USA today, that she and Bryce left the building on that tragic day just before 11 am. Her son ran to the menu board while she was throwing away trash.

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Three-year-old Bryce Raynor, who died in the fall of Tim Horton in New York in the summer, is depicted by his grieving mother, Tenitia Cullum

Three-year-old Bryce Raynor, who died in the fall of Tim Horton in New York in the summer, is depicted by his grieving mother, Tenitia Cullum

Bryce and his mother Tenitia Cullum
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Bryce and his mother Tenitia Cullum

Bryce Raynor

Bryce Raynor

Cullum (left at Bryce) talked about her son, Bryce (right), who drowned in July in the fat trap of the Tim Hortons on University Avenue in Rochester, New York.

Cullum, who was working in the donut shop at the time, remembered how she turned her away for a moment, and seconds later her son was gone. She said she was bringing Bryce out (scene pictured) while she was handling the garbage

Cullum, who was working in the donut shop at the time, remembered how she turned her away for a moment, and seconds later her son was gone. She said she was bringing Bryce out (scene pictured) while she was handling the garbage

Cullum, who was working in the donut shop at the time, remembered how she turned her away for a moment, and seconds later her son was gone. She said she was bringing Bryce out (scene pictured) while she was handling the garbage

As she turned her back to get even more waste, Bryce walked over the lid of the fat trap, which was not in place. The toddler then slipped through a hole and the lid swung back into place and held it. This cover was installed after Bryce's death about the fall

As she turned her back to get even more waste, Bryce walked over the lid of the fat trap, which was not in place. The toddler then slipped through a hole and the lid swung back into place and held it. This cover was installed after Bryce's death about the fall

As she turned her back to get even more waste, Bryce walked over the lid of the fat trap, which was not in place. The toddler then slipped through a hole and the lid swung back into place and held it. This cover was installed after Bryce's death about the fall

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As she turned her back to get even more waste, Bryce walked over the lid of the fat trap, which was not in place.

The toddler then slipped through a two-foot hole and the lid swung back into place and held it.

The police said the fat trap was covered with a plastic lid, but looked differently like a manhole.

When his mother turned around, Bryce was gone and almost 10 minutes later, employees pulled him out of the fat trap.

Her manager then managed CPR until the first responders arrived, but Bryce was pronounced dead at Strong Memorial Hospital despite efforts to breathe new life into him.

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& # 39; That was my baby, I will never get it back. I never get his hugs back. I will never get his pillow back, & she told USA Today through tears.

& # 39; That was my baby, I will never get it back. I never get his hugs back. I never get his pillow back, & she said Cullum (photo)

& # 39; That was my baby, I will never get it back. I never get his hugs back. I never get his pillow back, & she said Cullum (photo)

& # 39; That was my baby, I will never get it back. I never get his hugs back. I never get his pillow back, & she said Cullum (photo)

& # 39; He was my only one and I don't think this pain will ever disappear, & # 39; said the mother.

Cullum, who had worked in the donut shop for five months, said she had brought her son to work because her childcare plans had been broken.

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It was a day when Cullum & # 39; s aunt had to look at Bryce, but something had come up.

The fat separator is a sanitary device designed to intercept most fats and solids before they end up in a waste water disposal system.

Most restaurants with commercial kitchens have them.

In this case, Bryce would have fallen through the fat layer and then into the water.

According to USA Today, the fat trap had a cast iron manhole cover over it at the time of Bryce's death.

The child fell into the fat trap on July 15 behind this Tim Horton in Rochester, New York
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The child fell into the fat trap on July 15 behind this Tim Horton in Rochester, New York

The child fell into the fat trap on July 15 behind this Tim Horton in Rochester, New York

It was covered with a lightweight plastic lid instead.

In response to the three-year-old's death, New York lawmakers proposed new legislation, which was introduced by assembly woman Jamie Romeo and Sen. Tim Kenney.

All external fat traps must be inspected annually and secured with a cast iron or construction cap.

Alabama legislators have passed legislation that requires more secure coverage after a three-year-old girl died in a fat trap in Auburn, Alabama, in 2017.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a five-year-old girl was rescued after falling into a fat trap in 2018.

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