An unidentified 23-month-old boy recently fell from a second-floor balcony of a building in Homestead, Florida. The toddler was transported by air rescue to Miami Children’s Hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition. According to officials, the boy’s father was at a pediatrician’s office located inside the building. The father stepped outside to make a telephone call, and, while he was on the phone, the toddler climbed onto the railing of the balcony and fell onto the pavement below. For more read 23-month-old boy falls from second-story balcony in Homestead, Florida.
Many accidental injuries to children are preventable. Accidental injuries are one of the leading causes of permanent physical impairment, traumatic brain injuries, fractures and other serious personal injuries. Proper, incessant and direct supervision can prevent many accidental injuries.