by River Falls Journal
October 5, 2011 at 5:51 am in River Falls Journal
Should Clifton town residents with swimming pools have to fence them in as a safety precaution? The Town Board said no, not necessary, at it’s Oct. 4 regular meeting. Continue Reading
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From the CDC
” Barriers such as pool fencing should be used to help prevent young children from gaining access to the pool area without caregivers’ awareness. There is an 83% reduction in the risk of childhood drowning with a four-sided isolation pool fence, compared to three-sided property-line fencing.”
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Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children under 14. Most children drown at their own house. Barriers and vigilance are the best prevention measures. Among children ages 1 to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools. Most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time.
Not requiring fences is irresponsible! It will result in tragedy.
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The township has deep pockets (and shortsightedness). I’m sure they can handle a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit just fine.
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