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Drowning is a leading cause of death for young children

For kids between the ages of one and four, few things are as dangerous as the water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning actually ranks as the leading cause of death when looking at unintentional deaths within this age group.

Trampoline parks' rising popularity could lead to injuries

The trampoline has long been a staple of the suburban backyard, but recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of trampoline parks. These are typically indoor facilities featuring many trampolines in a grid-based network. Walls are often padded or made out of trampolines as well. This makes the overall trampoline surface far larger than it is in a yard, giving jumpers the opportunity to jump higher and do tricks they couldn't do at home.

Watch out for falling merchandise in warehouse stores

Big box stores are essentially warehouses that have been converted into sales floors. Rather than having one warehouse with all of the inventory and a smaller store where items are sold, and then having to restock constantly from the warehouse, retailers just decided to utilize the sprawling spaces to cram as many items as possible into one building. These stores often have very high ceilings with shelves going far higher than normal, as extra stock is just stored above what is being sold.

How common are accidental drownings?

As summer draws closer in Illinois, you may be excited to open the pool back up at your house, or you may be planning a trip to the city pool. Before you do this, though, you want to know about the risks. Below are a few key facts you should know regarding accidental drownings.

Wet floors can be hazardous to shoppers

The rainy spring season is upon us. That means shopkeepers here will have to take special precautions to ensure that the floors of their establishments remain dry and free from slippery spots. Using industrial fans and mats can often help to keep entryways dry. Making sure that employees are trained in proper safety protocol for dealing with wet floors is another way that shopkeepers can ensure their shoppers stay safe.

Landlords are liable only when they are negligent

Landlords can be liable when tenants are injured in a home or apartment, but they are only going to be held responsible in cases of negligence. Additionally, the injury and the negligent action of the landlord have to be directly linked.

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