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Old 08-19-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A southern Utah girl died last week from injuries she received after a freak gust of wind carried away a backyard trampoline she was on, a spokeswoman for the Garfield County Sheriff's Office said on Monday.

The girl, Oaklee Sidwell, 9, of Panguitch, in south-central Utah, had been playing on the trampoline on Tuesday and sat on it to put her shoes on, spokeswoman Cheryl Church said.

Utah girl dies in freak trampoline accident
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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That's a shame. Her parents must be devastated.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Strangest way to die, ever. Was she playing out in a category 5 hurricane?
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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The wind must have been unusually strong to life a trampoline (unless it was poorly anchored). We have a trampoline that remained anchored during Hurricane Sandy.

I feel for the family.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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A lot of folks out here don't anchor their trampolines. I live in idaho, and have seen many of them blown across a yard after a strong windstorm. Sudden gusts of strong wind are fairly common out here, but few are so strong as to throw a trampoline with someone on it.
Sad, sad, sad. I feel very sad for the family.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Horrible. Just horrible.

I know many locales have ordinances when it comes to swimming pools (fenced in, locking mechanisms). Do they have any ordinances regarding trampolines? Seems like a bunch of kids get hurt on them. Just check Youtube.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Horrible. Just horrible.

I know many locales have ordinances when it comes to swimming pools (fenced in, locking mechanisms). Do they have any ordinances regarding trampolines? Seems like a bunch of kids get hurt on them. Just check Youtube.
They can be dangerous for kids jumping on them. We had one for years when my son was younger . The wind never moved it. With a hurricane coming I might have taken it down.
So sad for the girl.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Trampolines are stupid to have anyway. People don't often die playing on them but they break limbs all the time. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 95,000 people were hurt on them last year alone.

And it can barely be considered exersize. I see trampolines as misguided American parent's solution to inactive/obese children. [get em moving, but the trampoline does most of the work]
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: California
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This is really sad!

My friend had a trampoline hit her car while it was parked in the driveway. It was her neighbors and it blew right over a fence and large hedge.

I've had this happen with patio umbrellas before too. Nature is not something we will ever be the master of.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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You can always tell the redneck houses in a neighborhood. An unfinished muscle car under a tarp in the front and a trampoline in the back.
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