Children's Stair Injuries Down Nearly 12%

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

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“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

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