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Yakima, Washington – Mobile Homes Damaged by Strong Winds

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Posted on May 10, 2019

Yakima, Washington (May 9, 2019) – Several homes in Golden Villas Mobile Home Park were damaged after a strong wind described as tornado-like. The wind reportedly tore the roof off some houses, along with some pieces of the homes which were later found far away from their original locations. Fortunately, no one was injured inside the damaged mobile homes, and there have also been no reports of anyone being struck by a piece of structure.

About Crush Injuries

It is fortunate that no one was injured in this particular incident. While mobile homes are built to resist rough weather, it does not always prevent an accident, as seen in this case. Damaged homes or structures can lead to injuries, specifically, accidents that involve objects falling on the victim result in what is called “crush” injuries. According to the Arrive Alive website, crush injuries can occur in any car accident, falls or a situation where a structure is collapsing. Even minor crush injuries can involve a lot of pain and discomfort – such injuries include bruising, lacerations, and sprained ankles. Major crush injuries involve parts of the body below the skin, and usually involve blunt force. Major crush injuries include head fractures, facial trauma, severe lacerations and blunt force chest-and-abdominal trauma, among others. Additionally, because of the events which lead up to crush injuries, victims will often require extrication or some kind of rescue to get them out of the dangerous situation.

While it is true accidents can happen, we urge everyone to do their part to ensure safety in their surroundings. Avoid construction areas if possible, and be cautious if it is necessary. For their part, construction crews should adhere to safety guidelines and make sure that any equipment they use will not become a hazard for anyone else. Make sure that your own home is able to withstand any kind of rough weather, particularly if it’s a mobile home.

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