Category Archives: Playground & Recreation Injuries

Safety Tips for Swimming Pool Parties and Backyard Cookouts and BBQs

Summer time is here which means it is a popular time for Jacksonville and North Florida families to plan backyard barbecues and pool parties. As such, many people in Florida and nationwide will end up taking unexpected trips to the ER; nearly half of all unintentional child injury related deaths occur in June, July and August. Underwriter Laboratories (UL) is an independent non-profit global safety organization that is urging families to make backyard safety a priority this summer. Following are a few unsettling statistics: -Each summer an estimated 2.7 million children visit the ER due to injuries around the pool … Continue reading

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13 Year Old Girl (Teagan Marti) Released from Hospital Following Injuries from 100 Feet Drop at Wisconsin Amusement Park

Teagan Marti, of South Florida, finally returns home after she sustained severe personal injuries from riding on a Wisconsin amusement park ride. Teagan, 13, fell about 100 feet to the ground when she fell from the park’s Terminal Velocity ride on July 30, 2010. The 13-year-old girl hit the ground after the safety nets and air bags that were supposed to catch the riders were not raised. Teagan sustained injuries to her brain, spine, liver, other organs and may be paralyzed. The young girl spend a month in American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, after which she was transferred to … Continue reading

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