Children's Stair Injuries Down Nearly 12%

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•11 Mar 16, 2012

A study from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH reports that, while a child is hospitalized every six minutes with a stair-related injury, the number of incidences has fallen 11.6 percent since 1999. What do you think?

  • “Stairs are safer than ever, especially with new safety features like railing airbags and antilock steps.”

    Matianne Hall –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I assume there’s been a commensurate rise in escalator maimings and fire-pole catastrophes.”

    Charles Staple –
    Cap Maker

  • “Not a surprise that numbers went down. The American standard of living was at its high point in 1999, and everyone had a ridiculous number of stories on their houses.”

    Ryan Panter –
    Unemployed