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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Saturday Safety Roundup

By February 9, 2013

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

  • a 13-year-old in Ovid, Michigan who died when she was unintentionally shot in the head by her 14-year-old brother who was handling a shotgun inside their home.
  • a 3-year-old in Greenville, South Carolina who died when he was unintentionally shot in the head. He and his sister had been playing with a pink handgun that they thought was a toy.
  • a 7-year-old in Buckeye, Arizona who was attacked by his neighbor's pitbulls as he tried to retrieve a football from their backyard. They tore off his right ear, broke his left arm, and caused serious lacerations on his face and body.
  • a 2-year-old in Laytonsville, Maryland who suffered serious burns after drinking from a cup of hot coffee.
  • a 2-year-old in Chandler, Arizona who suffered smoke inhalation after causing a house fire while playing with a lighter.
  • an 11-year-old in Jacksonville, Florida who is in critical condition after falling out of the rear emergency door of a moving school bus with special-needs students.
  • a 4-year-old in Livermore, California who drowned in his family's backyard swimming pool after getting out of his mother's sight for only a minute or two.
  • a 5-year-old in Columbus, Ohio who is in critical condition after nearly drowning in an icy pond near his apartment complex. A bystander drowned trying to save him.
  • a 2-year-old in Tucson, Arizona who nearly drowned while taking a bath with her 5-year-old brother while their mother went into another room to change clothes.
  • a 3-year-old in Bastrop, Texas who drowned in a backyard swimming pool at his grandparent's home.
  • a 17-year-old in Cashton, Wisconsin who drowned while cutting ice blocks on a pond.
  • a 13-month-old in White Township, Pennsylvania who drowned while in the bathtub with his 2-year-old and 3-year-old siblings.
  • a 14-year-old in Boston, Massachusetts who died of carbon monoxide poisoning as he sat in a running car as his father shoveled snow.

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,falls, ATV 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
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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