Toddler falls from 4th floor of St. Louis shelter - KMOV.com

Toddler falls from 4th floor of St. Louis shelter

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Leaders of a St. Louis homeless shelter say they'll investigate whether changes are needed after a 3-year-old boy tumbled out of a fourth-floor window.  

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the boy was bouncing on a bed Wednesday night at the Gateway 180 shelter when he fell through an open window. He landed on a roof deck of the second floor and escaped serious injury. He spent the night at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital as a precaution.  

The shelter's leaders say they're contacting the company that installed the windows to see if something can be done to improve safety.  

Gateway 180 is the largest 24-hour emergency shelter for women, children and families in Missouri, housing about 45 families on an average night.  

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com  

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