By Steven Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In New York and other States, day care owners, operators, and employees have a duty to provide a safe environment for children. In particular, safety precautions should be taken to insure that children are not exposed to the dangers of drownings from swimming pools, bath tubs, lakes, rivers, canals, and, yes, mop buckets. A simple mop bucket can be deadly to an unsupervised infant or toddler. In Queens, New York, an 11 month old boy, while in a day care center, fell into a mop bucket and drowned. The child was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Krystal Khan, age 28, was later charged with the crime of endangering the welfare of a child. This tragic event could have been avoided with more diligent supervision and safety precautions for the children. You can read about this story at Child Dies After Falling into a Mop Bucket at a New York Day Care Center.