Articles Tagged with Swimming Pool Accidents

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In Taylor v. Trimble, a case from the California Court of Appeal, plaintiff’s five-year-old son drowned in a horrific swimming pool accident. After the death of his son, he filed a complaint arguing general negligence against the defendant for failing to adequately supervise the child.

pool accidentsAccording to court records, on the date of the incident, the homeowner defendants had a social gathering that the decedent child attended with his mother. Neither the child nor the mother knew how to swim. After the child first arrived and went into the shallow end of the pool, which they named the kiddie wading area, defendant watched the child play. She watched him until the child’s grandfather arrived.  He was a captain for the Los Angeles Fire Department and said he would take over the duty of watching child while he was in the pool. Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from WCPO, a college freshman was landed in the critical condition unit (CCU) of a local level-one trauma center after suffering serious injury at a party.  The accident occurred on property that was being rented by students of the same university as the victim.

poolWitnesses say there were about 300 or 400 people at this party, and there was a makeshift pool erected on the front lawn.  The pool was constructed using straw bales to form the walls of the pool and then a blue tarp was laid over the top of them to contain the water.  When filled, it held around 8 inches of water and it also featured a slide that the students had also constructed.
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According to a recent news article from CBS, the son-in-law of the famous reverend Billy Graham died in a tragic incident in a pool owned by the family. Family members say Danny Lotz, the 78-year-old victim, was swimming in the family pool when his heart stopped.

mtJBN8KHis wife Ann, Rev. Graham’s daughter, found her husband floating facedown in the water and immediately dialed 911. During the 911 call, victim’s wife said “He’s in the water. He’s huge. I can’t get him out. I’m just trying to hold his head above water.” Unfortunately, she was unable to get her husband out of the water. Continue reading