State Exercises Little Control, Enforcement Over School Playgrounds
Posted: December 15, 2013 at 5 a.m.
A 9-year-old boy died from his injuries when an unanchored, movable soccer goal on a Bentonville playground fel on him in 2011.
On public playgrounds, more injuries among children occur on “climbers” than on any other equipment.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
By the Numbers
• More than 200,000 children 14 and younger are treated in emergency rooms nationwide after playground-related injuries.
• About 75 percent of nonfatal injuries on playground equipment happen on public playgrounds, mostly at schools and daycare centers.
• About 45 percent of playground-related injuries are severe fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations and amputations.
Source: www.cdc.gov fact sheet.
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