(From the May 2013 Issue of MedStat)
A new study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s examined injuries to children related to amusement rides, which included rides at amusement parks, rides at fairs and festivals and rides found at local malls, stores, restaurants or arcades. Researchers found that from 1990 to 2010, 92,885 children under the age of 18 years were treated in U.S. emergency departments for amusement ride-related injuries for an average of 4,423 injuries each year. More than 70 percent of the injuries occurred during the warm summer months of May through September – equating to more than 20 injuries a day during these months.
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