Swimming Pool Accidents

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A New Jersey man died on September 30th, 2018, from a rare brain eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. He had recently returned from a vacation to Waco, Texas, and may have contracted the deadly parasite from the wave pool at the facility where he stayed. Investigators are collecting water samples…

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Pool safety has been a focus of building codes around the country for decades, yet the incidence of childhood drowning remains startlingly high. Each year, about two children per day die from drowning, and another ten are treated at the emergency room. This, despite requirements to fence pools to keep…

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A ten percent spike in toddler drowning deaths shows 420 deaths in 2015 to 462 deaths in 2016. Though toddlers and children can drown in any body of water, no matter how small, the vast majority of these deaths are linked to swimming pools. Improperly fencing and gating a pool…

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Of the four people who entered the Durham, North Carolina pool just after midnight on June 19th, 2018, only one emerged alive, and police are questioning the survivor in hopes of determining precisely what was responsible for the deaths of the three others. The three bodies were discovered floating in…

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This Fourth of July weekend will be filled with plenty of backyard parties and get-togethers with family and friends to celebrate Independence Day. While there is much discussion on fireworks safety, it is also critical to be reminded of the danger of swimming pools and possible swimming pool accidents, especially…

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Summer is just around the corner, and preparations are being made to ready our backyards and swimming pools for extra activity, family reunions and eager children. Sadly, however, some states have already recorded their first fatality of 2014 caused by a swimming pool drowning. The Centers for Disease Controls cites…

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Next to birth defects that are potentially fatal, drowning leads the list as the number one cause of death among children under the age of five, and includes mishaps such as swimming pool incidents and bathtub incidents. Turning your head away for just one second could mean all the difference…

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Typically, when we think of wintertime accidents, we think of slips, falls, and traffic accidents that are caused by temperamental weather conditions. We don’t often think about what happens within the vicinity of our own homes. The winter season brings about a whole new slew of accidents and injuries that…

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