Playground Injuries: Fact Sheet

Playgrounds are built in our neighborhoods, schools, and parks.

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Many homeowners have a play set in the backyard. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, playground injuries account for over 200,000 emergency room visits a year for children. Almost half of playground injuries are severe which include fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations and amputations. About 75 % of playground injuries occur on public or school playgrounds. You can read facts about Playground Injuries at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Web Site.