Friday, July 31, 2009

Playgrounds Safer But Accidents Still Abound

USA TODAY's Liz Szabo reports that about 200,000 children go to the emergency room every year because of playground injuries. About 90,000 of those injuries are serious, such as fractures, concussions and amputations. About 15 kids die from playground injuries every year.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says most injuries occur when children fall from equipment, so playgrounds need to be built properly and maintained in top shape.


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