By Will Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Ohio and other States, there are many potential dangers at day care centers. Because children have poor safety awareness, it is important for day care providers to safeguard the day care center to the best of their abilities. Windows are locations at day care centers that may be dangerous. Children, from time to time, will try to crawl in the window area and in some instances out of the window area. In Beaver Township, Ohio, two toddlers at a Mennonite day care center were peering out of the window, pushed out the screen covering, and then fell seven feet to the pavement. It was reported that one of the children may have suffered a concussion.
If a home or day care center has a window open with screens in place with small children nearby, then the window and screen area should be checked to make sure that an incident like the one reported does not happen. Check with the building maintenance supervisor, contractor, or other safety expert to determine how to best safeguard the window area from curious children. You can read more about this story at Toddlers Fall from Second Story Window at Ohio Day Care Center.