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Playground Safety and Injuries – Prior Studies Show High Percentage of Monkey Bar Injuries

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Throughout the United States at schools, day care centers, after school programs, and public parks, children are injured on playground equipment every day. Many injuries result from falls from monkey bars or jungle gyms. A report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicated that most playground injuries resulted from falls off, falls from, or from being pushed off monkey bars or jungle gyms. Due to the high incidence of child injuries from monkey bars and jungle gyms, it is important for child care workers, teachers, parents, and caregivers to provide close supervision and assistance when small children are using monkey bars and jungle gyms. A helping hand from an adult will go a long way to preventing serious injuries like fractures, bruises, and lacerations from taking place.