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Kayson Shelton, 2, Killed in San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Freak Accident

Kayson Shelton and his family were vacationing in San Francisco from Draper, Utah. Kayson was playing outside the hotel where the family was staying when he climbed a large statue of a dolphin in front of Majestic Collection Art Gallery. The statue became unbalanced with Kayson’s weight and tipped over. His six-year-old sister attempted to stop the fall, but the statue was too heavy.

Unfortunately, emergency personnel could not tell that Kayson had sustained internal injuries in the fall. He was treated for a bloody nose and taken to San Francisco General Hospital. His condition worsened, and he was pronounced dead just four hours later.

According to San Francisco Police Captain David Lazar, Fisherman’s Wharf merchants were repeatedly told not to place statues and large objects outside on the sidewalk. Placing such items is a violation of municipal police code, and the merchants in that area received warnings for years. Majestic Collection Art Gallery was cited for violation of the code.

RFTM has decades of experience representing individuals and families in premises liability cases, securing significant results for those who were injured while visiting a business or other property owner.

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