By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A 2-year-old girl was seriously injured at her day care in Raleigh, North Carolina. Apparently the toddler was attempting to climb a bookcase, when the bookcase fell and hit her on top of the head. The incident is being investigated by the Tennessee Department of Human Services – specifically the supervision issue.
The day care facility, Bright Horizons day care, voluntarily closed after the accident and is uncertain when it will reopen. The facility cared for 75 children and had 13 staff workers.
The facility has been inspected in the past and Tennessee DHS officials were found to incomplete files and an improper ratio of caregivers to children. After the director of the center was replaced there have been no violations after subsequent visits. If you would like to read more about this story see Toddler falls off bookcase in Raleigh day care.
Hopefully this child was not injured badly and will make a full and quick recovery. Day care providers and child care workers eed to maintain constant supervision over their children, especially toddlers. Toddlers are curious and have an overwhelming tendency to wander into places that are not “child-proof”. Therefore, adults, guardians, care takers, day care providers and babysitters need to always keep a watchful eye out for the health, safety and well being of children.