The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that a 2-1/2 year old Columbia City boy died after a fall from a seventh story apartment house window. The child fell from an open window to a third story courtyard. The boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle but he did not survive the fall. The apartment was located at 3642 33rd Avenue South.
Our recent posting reported that Harborview treats approximately 50-60 children a year in the Seattle-area for falls. Within the past two weeks, more than 13 children have been brought to Harborview because of falls from open windows.
Falls from windows often result in severe head injury, brain injury, broken bones and death. Safety precautions should include:
- Keeping furniture away from windows
- Installing window guards
- Installing window stops
- Installing window screens
This information was brought to you by Washington Injury Attorney, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have serious injuries due to slip, trip and fall accidents due to the negligence of another person or company.
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