By Will Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Ohio and other States, recess at school is typically a fun time for children. Unfortunately, tragic accidents and incidents take place at recess and on school playgrounds. Some are preventable while others are completely unforeseeable. It was reported that an incident took place at Morgan Elementary School in Morgan Township, Ohio. A 7 year old boy struck his head at recess and needed to be transported by an emergency helicopter to the hospital. The details as to how the incident took place was not mentioned in early news reports. You can read about this story at Medical Helicopter Called to School for Child Head Injury.
Teachers and all child care givers should do their best to monitor the children during recess and other play time. Furthermore, teachers and school staff should periodically inspect and maintain the school grounds and playground equipment to make sure the areas are safe for the children.
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