By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The R.M.S. Titanic sunk in 1912. Many people lost their lives because of inadequate safety measures on the ship. Another Titanic had problems in October 2008. This Titanic was an inflatable slide that was set up at a birthday party in Wisconsin. Apparently, the inflatable slide tipped over and dumped some of the children on the sidewalk and street. The incident raises question over the adequacy of the anchoring as well as the capacity of the slide for the number of children who were on the slide at the time that the slide toppled over. Supervision, placement, and anchoring are vital to prevent from inflatable slides and bounce houses.
An employee of the rental company was also injured. Two employees were at the party to monitor the inflatable slide. The reported injuries were minor but could have been more severely especially if a car was passing by at the time of the incident. This was a birthday party turned into a nightmare for the parents. Imagine seeing your child topple from a high and large slide onto concrete. You can read more about this incident at Titanic Inflatable Slide Tips Over and Dumps Children onto Street.