An April, 2004 Oklahoma birthday
party turned ugly when an eight-year-old girl suffered
skull fractures and a lacerated spleen. The bounce
house in which she and two other children were jumping
came loose from its anchors and blew away, tumbling
end-over-end across a busy four-lane highway. The
other two children received minor injuries. Investigators
said the stakes were too short for the bounce unit.
The Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
was told that the woman who rented the bounce castle
had no idea the game could be so dangerous. The
company that rented the inflatable was neither registered
with the state nor insured, as required by the state.
Don’t let this happen to your
business or your client. Hire insured Professionals.
Story from: InTents
Magazine, By Ruth Stephens and Michael Tharpe. June-July
This Same scenario was played out
again only last month in Las Vegas. A nine-year-old
boy suffered a broken hip and a severe concussion
when a strong gust of wind lifted a bounce house
off the ground and carried it several hundred feet
away. It is hard to believe that this jump was not
tied down, a must with any inflatable.
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and tragic situations by: