According to a recent study, trampoline park injuries are on the rise across the country. Another injury at a St. Louis area trampoline park only highlighting these dangers of trampolines. According to researchers, data collected from emergency room visits reveals trampoline type accidents have increased from 600 in 2010 to 7,000 in 2014. The study also noted that data also includes accidents at home as well as at trampoline park. However, only trampoline park injuries have increased, and at-home injuries have stayed the same.
Friday night, emergency responders were called to an injury at Sky Zone in Chesterfield. According to the Chesterfield Police, they responded to the call at 8:30 p.m., along with firefighters and EMS, to an accidental injury at the trampoline park. The police were not able to release any other details about the incident but did say it was not their first call for an injury at Sky Zone.
A spokesperson for Sky Zone’s corporate office said all of its franchises follow the same safety guidelines. These guidelines do limit what customers can do inside the parks and encourage guests to stay within their comfort zone. The spokesperson did not say if the increase in injuries has caused changes in their safety procedures.
These trampoline park injuries have increased worldwide as these type of parks have grown in popularity. According to the International Association of Trampoline Parks, parks have increased from 24 in 2010 to 350 to 2014. A spokesperson for Sky Zone says the company plans to add a dozen more parks globally by the end of 2016.
If you or your child has been injured in a trampoline park accident, you need to know your rights and legal options. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today for a free consultation.