Kidz Play - Accidents & Children
For families who lose their kids "accidentally"
Kidz@PlayThousands of children die in accidents each year in North America. What role do parents or other adults play in those tragic deaths, and what can be done to reduce the toll?
- Deaths in the afternoon Dr. Polevoy's reflections on a summer afternoon
- Helmet links
- Accident prevention in Canadian children - CPS - Canadian Pediatric SocietyThe C.P.S. Accident Prevention Committee has prepared a major and very comprehensive statement on childhood
accidents in Canada.
- In September 1998, a B.C. study showed that 50% of the deaths of children were due to recreational activities not drugs, not alcohol, not driving too fast.
- In August 1999, another B.C. study showed 30 more deaths
Note the boating accidents, including one that involved a two year old child.
- Summary of reports from B.C. Children's Commission
Childhood Accidents Must Be Prevented - By Bruce A. Epstein, M.D.
Today 63 American children under the age of twenty will die as the
result of an injury. In addition, during the next year one out of five
children in the United States will suffer an injury that will require an
emergency department visit or hospital admission.
- Girl's riding death recalls '85 tragedy -- Earlier inquests recommended use of safety gear --
By Himani Ediriweera and
Toronto Star Staff Reporters
Elizabeth Hader had such fun riding a horse on her 10th
birthday that she wanted to go back the next day.
But the little girl, who wanted to grow up to be an artist, died
after that same horse bolted, unsaddled her and dragged her by
the stirrups to her death.
- Motorized Cycle (Motorcycle and Moped) Occupant Injuries
During the period 1990-1992, injuries to motorized cycle occupants led to an annual mean of 53 deaths and
about 1,250 hospitalizations of children and youth under the age of 20. There was an impressive decline in the
rates of death and hospitalization for this type of injury between 1982 and 1992. In 1993, for injuries reported by
CHIRPP that involved a motorized cycle , 64.4% were the result of loss of control or fall and 27.9% were the
result of a collision.
- Moped laws in Ontario
Ontario Coalition for Better Cycling
This site is an excellent source for those who want the latest scoop on bicycle and helmet safety. There are some controversial areas, but this is a MUST READ.
Children who work are sometimes injured and die. About a dozen Ontario children die each year while on the job. It might be on the family farm, or in a local warehouse or Canadian Tire store. We examine some of the unusual cases, the causes, and the lessons learned. Think twice the next time you send your 15 or 16 year old kid to clean out he dough-making machine at the local bread factory.
It's not play dough time
- Teen dies in dough machine - A Toronto teen was crushed to death on Sept. 25, 1999 when a dough making machine he was cleaning was accidentally activated by a panicking co-worker. His family, immigrants from Uzbekistan don't have enough money to bury him. He was 16 years old.
- David Ellis, an 18 year teenager died on February 11, 1999, another victim of a dough making machine. His father Robert speaks to the annual meeting of the Health and Safety Council in Toronto.
- Second Dough Mixer Death - CBC Toronto Sept. 27, 1999
Sixteen-year-old Ivan Golyashov died on Saturday when a
dough-making machine he was cleaning was accidentally
turned on by a fellow employee. The young man was inside the mixer, when the
rotors began to turn.
Investigators also say both workers were contract employees, working at the
company as cleaners. And so, they were not trained on using the mixer.
Kidz@WheelsHundreds of infants and children die each year in North America because their caretakers or parents place them at risk in the front seat of a car.
Why are government and health agency messages not getting through to parents?
|Kids & Air bags|
Air bag press release
PWCs or Personal Water Craft - Jet Skis, Sea-doos, and Wave Runners account for a significant number of accidental deaths and injuries each year. Despite government regulations, kids do die when parents and caretakers ignore the rules.
We created PWC-Watch after the death of a little girl in Ontario. Since then I have been contacted by many parents who would like to see something done.