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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Saturday Safety Roundup

By January 26, 2013

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

  • a 19-month-old in New Boston, New Hampshire who fell out of a chair, onto a pencil, which pierced her eye and entered her brain.
  • an 18-month-old in Willis, Texas who was attacked by a pit bull while in his backyard with his mother. The toddler has facial paralysis and will require multiple surgeries.
  • an 8-year-old in McCleary, Washington who was bitten on her head and legs by an American bulldog at a friend's home as she arrived for a birthday party.
  • a 4-year-old in Conroe, Texas who died after being attacked by a pit bull that was chained in a neighbor's backyard.
  • a 14-year-old in Stow Creek Township, New Jersey who was unintentionally shot in his face by his father while they were hunting deer.
  • a 2-year-old in Baton Rouge, Louisiana who died after he was unintentionally shot in the chest by his 18-year-old brother who was playing with a .357-caliber handgun.
  • a 6-year-old in Cleveland, Ohio who died after she likely shot herself in the face.
  • a 3-year-old in Fountain, Colorado who required surgery after he unintentionally shot himself in the foot with a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun that he found in his parent's bedroom. His father is a soldier and had recently returned from Afghanistan.
  • a 4-year-old in Kansas City, Kansas who died after she was unintentionally shot in the head by a 6-year-old who found a revolver under a jacket on a chair in the girl's home.
  • a 5-year-old in Tallahassee, Florida who was unintentionally shot in the abdomen by his 7-year-old relative while they were playing with a gun that they found in his 22-year-old brother's room.
  • a 4-year-old in Seeley Lake, Montana who drowned in a pond, perhaps after wandering away from her home and falling through the ice.
  • a 16-year-old in Los Angeles, California who nearly drowned in high school swimming pool that was closed because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
  • a 3-year-old in Greenville, North Carolina who nearly drowned after he rolled down a hill and into a retention pond by his house.
  • a teenager in Pocatello, Idaho who nearly drowned after falling off a bridge into the icy water of a river.
  • two children, each about 12-years-old, in Everett, Washington who nearly drowned after falling through the ice on Beverly Lake.
  • a 16-year-old in Redding, California who died after falling from a bluff.
  • a 2-year-old in St. Petersburg, Florida who was hospitalized after falling 15 feet from a makeshift set of bleachers at a football game at Tropicana field.
  • a toddler in Columbus, Ohio who started a fire in his house while playing with a lighter.
  • two children, ages 6-months and 3-years-old,  in Putnam, Connecticut who died of smoke inhalation in a house fire.
  • a 1-year-old in Woodbridge, New Jersey who suffered second-degree burns after he spilled hot coffee on himself after grabbing a courtesy cup of coffee that was left in his family's room at the Woodbridge Hilton.
  • a 5-year-old in Jonesboro, Arkansas who suffered first- and second-degree burns after setting his shirt on fire while playing with a lighter.
  • a 2-year-old in Ocean Springs, Mississippi who died in a car accident while unrestrained and standing on the back seat.
  • a 17-year-old in Tempe, Arizona who died while sledding. He lost control of the sled and hit a tree.
  • a 16-year-old in Swanangunk, New York who died in a snowmobile accident after he lost control and hit a tree.
  • a 10-year-old in Pensacola, Florida who died in a hanging accident while playing with a rope hanging from a tree in a field across from his house.
  • an 18-month-old in Tyler, Texas who died after she was run over by a school bus after she got out of her front yard.

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, unintentional 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
Road and Traffic Safety
Playing with Matches

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