Schoolgirl’s accidental playground death

Key words: Child fatal accident, playground

Injuries: fatal accident

An 8 year old school girl has sadly died after falling on to a wooden railway sleeper following collision with a boy during a playground game of ‘Bulldog’.

The girl was taken to hospital but died a few hours later of a liver laceration that caused internal bleeding.

There were a number of items of play equipment, furniture such as chairs, and some recycled railway sleepers in the playground, which was supervised by seven school staff.

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Posted: December 30, 2013 at 9:00 am