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Everett, Washington – Two Children Injured Due to Falling out of A Window in Separate Accidents

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Posted on June 19, 2019

Everett, Washington (June 17, 2019) – Two children sustained injuries after falling out of an apartment window in separate incidents that happened on Monday. The first incident happened just before 3 p.m. in a residence on the 1220 block of Highway 99. Here, the child fell from a 3rd-story window, but it is believed he hit and a tree which slowed down his fall, and he landed on bark. The child was taken to the Providence Everett Medical Center, but the spokesman for said institute has not yet released an update regarding the child’s condition.

The second incident happened no less than 2 hours later, this time in an apartment on the 800 block of 124th Street Southwest. This child fell from the 2nd story window and landed on a wooden deck. A person was able to perform CPR on the child until firefighter arrived. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center and was listed ins satisfactory condition by Monday night. In both cases, the child pushed against a screen and fell through.

About Falls and Related Injuries

According to the World Health Organization, falling down is the 2nd leading cause for accidental or unintentional deaths. This is second only to road traffic injuries as the leading cause of unintentional injury death. While most cases of falls are non-fatal, as seen in this case, it can still be cause for concern due to the injuries related with falls. An approximate amount of 37.3 million falls are said to require medical attention every year. Injuries may not always be serious, but have the potential to be life-threatening or disabling – examples of injures with long-term effects are broken bones (commonly fractures in the hip or wrist) or head injuries, as falls are the leading cause for traumatic brain injuries.

While falls are a matter of concern for all people, there are some factors which can make falls more risky for some. Age is one of these factors – particularly, the elderly and children are said to be at most risk in falls. Adults over the age of 65 are said to suffer the most number of fatal falls. Furthermore, adult victims may be more susceptible to future falls once they have sustained injuries from another fall. Children are at risk due to having developing bodies, and innate curiosity to explore. Factors such as environment, occupation, alcohol or substance use, and other medical conditions can also affect the risk of falls. As such, we urge everyone to do what they can to help prevent falls. Be sure to look out for hazards in the area which may lead to a fall. Keeping the body healthy is also a good way to help prevent falls, as a healthy body will have far more coordination and be ready to respond to a fall should it happen. There are many ways to ensure our safety, and preventing falls is one of them.

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