Articles Posted in Georgia

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Georgia.jpgIn Georgia and other states, drag racing can turn deadly for the drivers and / or spectators. One such race caused the death of two spectators – Keshon Burdette – age 15 – and Kevin Johnson – age 27. The incident took place in Waynesboro Georgia. During the race, a car went out of control and crashed into these unfortunate spectators. Drag racing is a dangerous activity which can and does cause serious personal injuries and, sadly, in some instances the wrongful death of others. See Two Killed When Drag Racer Loses Control of Vehicle in Wayenesboro Area Drag Race.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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U.S.%20State%20Flag%20Georgia.jpgIn Georgia and other States, children are the unfortunate victims every year of being left alone in a day care center bus or van. In hot weather States including Georgia and Florida, this can be especially dangerous due to the risks of heat exhaustion, dehydration, and hyperthermia. Even leaving a small child in a vehicle for a few minutes can lead to serious personal injuries, and, yes, even death. It was reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution that there were more than 50 incidents of children enrolled in Georgia day care centers who were left in vehicles during a 5 year period. Temperatures climb very rapidly in a vehicle once the vehicle / air conditioning is turned off. It is known that the temperature inside a enclosed vehicle is even hotter than the temperature outside of the vehicle.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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building%20blocks.jpgShelia Henderson operator of Sister-N-Sister Family Home Day Care Center in Warner Robins, Georgia has been charged with felony murder, second degree cruelty to children, involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. These charges stem from an incident at her unlicensed day care center involving the death of a three year old boy. Officials with Department of Early Care and Learning report that 3 year old Andrew Calloway died after being left in a owned by the day care center.

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By Sctott Zahler & David Wolf, Attorney

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day%20cares%2C%20building%20blocks%20.jpgAngeles Westmorland, a teacher at a day care teacher in Paulding County, Georgia, was charged with battery after she allegedly bruised and scratched a 5-year-old boy all over his body.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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1353678_cyclist_and_jogger.jpgAfter two Georgia high school football players died during practices of 90-plus degree heat, authorities began to explore whether the hot weather contributed to the death of these athletes. The nation’s largest pediatrician group says that healthy children and teen athletes can play sports in hot, steamy weather, but only if precautions are taken.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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Toys%20Toy%20Soldiders%20Army%20Choking%20Hazard.jpgPursuant to Rule 591-1-1.12 – Equipment and Toys- of the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers, all indoor and outdoor furniture, activity materials and equipment shall be used with the following limitation: a). in a safe and appropriate manner by each employee and child in attendant; and b). in compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions, recommendations and intended use.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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Education%20Day%20Care%20Building%20Block%20F.jpgPursuant to Rule 591-1-1.13 – Field Trips – of the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers, parents shall be notified in advance by the center of a child’s participation in ANY field trip, which must be signed and dated by a parent of the child. The advanced notice shall include: a). the name and address of the field trip’s destination; b). the date of the trip; c). time of departure; and d). estimated arrival time back at the center.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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building%20blocks.jpgPursuant to Rule 591-1-1.35 – Swimming Pools and Water-Related Activities – of the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers, if a permanent swimming or wading pool is located on the center’s premises, the center must meet certain local regulations concerning the design, construction, operation and maintenance must be met. The swimming and wading pools must be inaccessible to children at the center except during supervised activities only.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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1118479_block_srb.jpgPursuant to Rule 591-1-1-.26 – Playgrounds – of the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers, child care centers must meet certain criteria and requirements. First and foremost, the outdoor area must larger the center’s licensed capacity for children, specifically the area shall be equal to 100 square feet times 1/3 the center’s capacity. Each center is required to provide 100 square feet for each child occupying the outside play area at any one time, groups of children may be rotated if necessary. The play area shall be adjacent to the child care center, or in an area that is accessible by a safe route or other approved method. However, school-age centers shall have shaded areas. The play areas shall also be protected by a fence or other secure barrier, which is 4 feet or higher. Child care centers must keep the play areas clean, so as to be free from litter and hazards (“free from hazards” can mean but is not limited to non-resilient surfaces under the fall-zaon of play equipment, exposed tree roots and exposed sharp edges of concrete or equipment. The equipment shall be age appropriate and provide the children at the center with various opportunities and engage in a variety of experiences. The outdoor equipment must be free from lead-based paint, sharp corners and be checked regularly to maintain safety.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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US%20State%20Flag%20Georgia.jpgPursuant to Rule 591-1-1-.29 – Required Reporting – of the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers, the director or other designated person-in-charge in the director’s absence, is required to report or cause to be reported the following: