BAYVILLE - Police say a toddler died hours after being hit in the head by a falling fence at Ransom Beach in Bayville.Officials say 18-month-old Phillip Amico was playing near a building at around 5 p.m. yesterday when an unattached piece of a chain link fence that was propped up against the building fell on top of his head.The baby was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center and died at 4 a.m. this morning.
News 12 Long Island spoke exclusively to Chris Murphy, the Town of Oyster Bay employee who says he propped the fence against the building because the beach didn't need it anymore. He says he never thought it could have fallen over, especially not onto a child. Murphy says the piece of fencing was there for two weeks. He claims a fencing company was supposed to pick it up and haul it away.Police say there is no criminality, and this incident has been deemed accidental.