Study shows trampoline park injuries are on the rise
As the indoor jumping trends continues to grow, trampoline park injuries have skyrocketed.
According to a recent study by researchers at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, injuries have jumped 12x in just 4 years. In 2010, there were 581 reported injuries. In 2014, there were 6932. During those years, the number of parks multiplied, from 25 – 350 nationwide.
Last year alone, there were approximately 460 injuries in North America, mostly in the U.S., and another 220 around the globe, according to the industry.
Injuries include broken legs, neck sprains and concussions. The majority of injuries were to the lower extremities, most often leg fractures, researchers said.
The majority of injuries were in kids aged 6 to 17, while 1 in every 5 were 18 years old or more. Only 14% of children injured were younger than 6.
Back in 2013, one particular trampoline park was so embroiled in lawsuits that it was forced to file for bankruptcy. 20 families filed suit against the park, which was located in Bellevue, Washington.
However, the International Association of Trampoline Parks says that the rate of injury is very low – less than one per 10,000 jumpers at a typical park, the say. In a statement released by the association, they states that safety is always a priority, and that they advocate for supervisions and protective padding at parks.
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