4yo Girl Loses Toe After McDonalds Table Falls On Foot

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment a marble table at a McDonald’s restaurant is knocked over and falls onto a girl’s foot, shattering one of toes which had to be amputated.

The four-year-old from the city of Dongguan in China’s Guangdong Province was visiting the fast-food restaurant with her mum and a classmate when the accident happened earlier this month.

CCTV footage from the business shows the two girls sitting at a table by themselves while a group of boys sit two tables away.

When one of the boys stands up, he knocks over the marble table which reportedly fell onto the girl’s right foot, breaking her third toe.

The tot’s mum, Ms Huang, told local media: “She and a classmate were sitting there while I went to order food.

“Then I heard my daughter crying and found her foot crushed. I screamed.”

A local hospital confirmed that the tabletop had shattered the fragile phalanges in the girl’s third toe, while also breaking the nail on her second toe.

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Her severely injured third toe was deemed unsalvageable, and it was amputated shortly after, reports said.

Ms Huang added: “It was neighbouring table. A child knocked over the table, and it fell on her foot.

“The base of the table was very small, while the tabletop was large. I think it was marble.

“The base hadn’t been secured with screws, so it easily fell over.”

According to reports, McDonald’s has since settled the matter privately with the girl’s family.

On 14th August, it also released a statement to local media apologising for the incident.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.