Home trampoline danger: 1M visits to ER, study says

May 8, 2014 2:26 PM

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Home trampoline danger: 1M visits to ER, study says

INDIANAPOLIS (Indianapolis Star) — Boing, boing, boing ... OWW! could be the anthem of the trampoline jumper— and that's a good reason to ban the things, said an Indiana University researcher.

A new study from an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher finds that from 2002 to 2011, accidents on backyard trampolines accounted for nearly 289,000 visits to emergency rooms for broken bones. Factor in all accidents, not just fractures, and the tally rises to more than 1 million ER vis...

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