An Injury Prevention Workshop Is On

On average every year in Saskatchewan, 69 children and youth under the age of 20 die from injuries, and for each child who dies there are over 15-hundred injury-related hospitalizations. Those Saskatchewan Prevention Institute statistics from 2004 to 2013 are being highlighted for National Injury Prevention Day, today. SPI spokesperson, Cara Zukewich, says whether jumping on a trampoline, riding in a vehicle or on a bicycle, helping on the farm or hanging out at home, accidents can happen anywhere and most are predictable and preventable. Injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disability for children in Canada and the number one cause is falls, whether it be falls from playground equipment, from a bike, a trampoline or from jumping into water.

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