3rd Area Child Takes Fall From Upper Floor

Fall From windows and BalconiesThe 3rd child in the area who tumbled from the upper floor of home has raised awareness about the importance of keeping a watchful eye on your children when there are open doors or windows in a home. A 7 year old child fell from a balcony in Steamboat over the weekend suffering serious but non life threatening injuries. In Eagle County Sheriffs officers responded to two calls recently where children under the age of five had fallen from a second story window. With the warmer weather windows and doors in homes are more likely to be open. Be aware, that open windows and access to balconies significantly increases the chance of a child falling. Each year in the U.S. nearly 20 children die and another 15,000 are injured, due to falls from windows or balconies.

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