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Windows Are a Major Hazard for Children

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Eric Clapton’s son Conor died in 1991 after a fall from a 53rd story window in New York. (Conor would have turned twenty-four this month.) Falling from a window is a far more common accident that you would think. About fourteen children tumble out of one every day! More than five thousand children are taken to the Emergency Room each year after falling out of a window. Researchers at Columbus Ohio’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed the data from the last twenty years and discovered this alarming statistic. Most of the falls were from first and second floor windows and most of them had a screen in place. The study from the medical journal ‘Pediatrics’ suggests that parents move furniture away from windows and install window guards to improve safety.

Eric Clapton wrote his song “Tears in Heaven’ after Conor’s death and appeared in a Public Service Announcement promoting safety.

 

 

 

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