Sarah Comstock, 32, of Loveland, Colorado suffered fatal injuries last week while jumping on a trampoline on July 12th. While, on the face of it, her death may seem like an unlikely incident, in reality, from 2000 to 2005 there were on average 88,563 ER visits per year for trampoline related injuries for children up to 18. What do you need to know to keep safe?
While most injuries do occur to children, adults or susceptible as well. A 2000 Consumer Product Safety Commission Report found that the age range for fatalities due to trampoline use was between 3 to 43. Some safety tips to consider: placing the trampoline at ground level, use spotters and adult supervision, avoid stunts and allow only one person to use the trampoline at a time.
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