Portland Child Dies After Falling Through Second Story Window
About the Tragic Portland Accident
According to the Portland Tribune, the child was playing with other children at a residence in the 2600 block of Southeast 125th Avenue when he fell from the second story window, landing on the concrete below.
Authorities and medical personal met with the family of the boy on 113th Avenue. The child was then transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance.
The child had suffered head trauma and his injuries were deemed life-threatening. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to the hospital.
The names of the child and parents have not been released – authoritiesA are still investigating the accident.
Preventing Window-Related Child Injuries
- A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that window-related fall injuries are not all that uncommon among children. In fact, more than 5,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for window-related falls every year – 28 percent of those visits required extended hospital stays.
- In order to prevent such injuries, the Randall Children’s Hospital and Portland Fire & Rescue recommend:
- Window stops and/or guards should be installed so that windows can open no more than four inches.
- Windows remain locked when not in use.
- Keep furniture away from window to discourage children from climbing near windows.