LEGACY IN THE NEWS: Another child falls out of a window, experts warn again on KXL NewsRado

KXL NewsRadio and KXL Handyman Bob Talk Show

Thursday, June 30 and Saturday, July 2, 2011

KXL NewsRadio and Handyman Bob spoke with Sandy Nipper, R.N., child safety program coordinator at The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel about the number of children falling out of windows this summer and how parents and families can prevent window falls from occuring.

In Oregon, we have already had seven children rushed to emergency rooms this year for treatment and the warm, open window weather has just started.

The interviews were spurred by a 2-year-old child falling from a fourth floor window at apartments in Southeast Portland on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Investigators say the child had climbed onto a bed next to the window. It is part of a trend experts continue to see time and again.

Window fall injuries are predictable and preventable. The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel encourages families to install window stops or guards on windows that pose a fall risk. Hands-on practice and one-on-one education are available at The Safety Store at The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.
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