As the weather warms up, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and BC Children’s Hospital are reminding parents and caregivers of young children to make sure their window and balcony safety locks are in place.
In 2013, BC Children’s Hospital cared for 21 children who fell through windows or off balconies.
Paramedics see the critical injuries that result from falls from windows and balconies, most often including broken bones and facial and head trauma.
“If you look after young children or have kids visiting your home, window and door safety locks are your best friend,” said BCEHS Unit Chief Marilyn Oberg.
“Little children move quickly and sometimes without reason or warning, so ensuring security locks are in place is a simple and effective safety measure for the warmer months.”
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