Every year, emergency officials respond to over 200,000 children regarding playground injuries. Most kids are 14 and under. Playground injuries can be dangerous. 45% of these injuries result in fractures, internal injuries, dislocations, amputations, and concussions. 75% plus are non-fatal and are the result of playground equipment at daycares and schools.
Between 1990 and 200, over 147 children ages 14 and younger died from playground-related injuries. The number is shocking considering that no one really thinks about their child being seriously injured while at school and under the supervision of school officials.
Of the total fatalities, 82 of them died from strangulation while 31 died from falls to the playground surface. Playground injuries are not something that should ever be taken lightly. If your child is injured on a playground, ask questions.
How did this happen? Who was supervising and where were they? How long did it take them to discover the injured child?
Was there a lack of supervision by those in charge of watching and keeping the children safe?
Often, these accidents occur from kids being kids. Sometimes, it is something else. Is someone to blame for the harm to your child? Asking questions, and listening, will often tell you what you need to know.