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Saturday Safety Roundup

By December 30, 2012

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In this week's Saturday Safety Roundup, stories of:

  • an 8-year-old in Pinehill, New Mexico who was mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs near his family's home. The dogs were mostly strays that were being fed by his uncle.
  • a 13-year-old in Bradenton, Florida who was attacked by two Australian Shepherds who had escaped from their house through an open window. The teen was bit six times and will require plastic surgery and skin grafts on his leg wounds.
  • an 18-month-old in Livermore, Maine who was bitten on the top of his head by the family's American bulldog/husky mix.
  • an 18-month-old in Bessemer City, North Carolina who was shot in the arm while home with his father and a sibling.
  • a 3-year-old in Detroit, Michigan who shot himself in the foot with a gun that had been carried by his mother's boyfriend.
  • a 12-year-old in Wake Forest, North Carolina who was unintentionally shot and killed while hunting deer with his family. The pre-teen was shot in the chest by his uncle.
  • a 10-year-old in Memphis, Tennessee who was unintentionally shot and killed by his 12-year-old brother on Christmas Day when an unsecured gun they were handling went off.
  • a 2-year-old in Conway, South Carolina who died after he picked up a loaded gun that had been left on a table and shot himself in the chest on Christmas Day.
  • a 15-year-old in Wendell, North Carolina who was killed after his neighbor's gun fired as he was showing it to the teen.
  • a 13-year-old in Prairieville, Louisiana who was killed when he was unintentionally shot in the head by a 14-year-old while they were playing with a .38 special revolver in a bedroom of their home.
  • a 3-year-old in Winter Park, Florida who suffered severe third degree burns as the family was grilling in their parking lot.
  • an 8-year-old in Laredo, Texas who suffered burns throughout his body while playing with a lighter.
  • 6 children, ranging in age from 4 to 11 years, in McKinney, Texas who were burned when a gas can exploded next to a fire pit in their backyard. One of the kids had recently poured gas on the fire.
  • a 12-year-old near Marshall, Texas who was killed after being thrown from a four-seat Polaris UTV.
  • a 10-year-old in Jackson, Missouri who was killed after being thrown from a UTV being driven by a 13-year-old.
  • an 8-year-old in Conway, Arkansas who was killed in an ATV accident. She was a passenger with another rider and the driver on the ATV.
  • a 9-month-old in Miramar, Florida who is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a pool. A 2-year-old sibling has reportedly opened the door that leads to the pool in the past.
  • a 6-year-old in Maricopa, Arizona who drowned in a bathtub on Christmas night.
  • a 4-month-old in San Tan Valley, Arizona who drowned in a bathtub after being left unattended in just a few inches of water while her father put another child down for a nap.

Keep your kids safe. Not all, but many of these types of accidents can be prevented.

Many of the accidents and tragedies are ones that we see week after week, especially drownings, fallsATV accidents, accidental shootings, and even lawn mower accidents.

Spread the word about child safety to help save lives and reduce these types of accidents and tragedies.

Related:
Layers of Protection - Child Safety Tips
Gun Safety
Dog Bites
Fireworks Safety

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