The Erie Times News has reported that Marina Sarukhanova died yesterday from injuries she’d suffered in a swimming pool accident. The eight year old had been in a coma following a July 3, 2010 incident in which she’d fallen in a residential pool and become trapped in a pool cover.
Our earlier blog post on this subject addressed the circumstances that were then known and a later post provided links to safety information for pool owners and parents.
Our sympathies are with the family of little Marina Sarukhanova. Our hope is that other swimming pool owners will read the swimming pool safety information available on our site and elsewhere and take appropriate action. Here, again, are some links to helpful, easy to understand information on pool safety from the Erie swimming pool accident lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.:
Steps for Safety Around the Pool – This full color brochure provides easy to read and follow steps for safety at your home pool.
How to Plan for the Unexpected: Preventing Child Drownings in Pools – In Erie, drowning and pool injuries are a leading cause of death and injury for young children in the summer. The information here can help parents and caregivers provide young children with the protection they deserve.
Guidelines for Entrapment Hazards: Making Pools and Spas Safer – This is a detailed guide addressing the hazards of body entrapment/entanglement and evisceration/disembowelment. The guide is intended for use in building, maintaining and upgrading public and private pools and spas.
Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools – This guide offers guidelines for pool barriers that can help prevent most submersion incidents involving young children and is designed for use by owners, purchasers and builders of residential pools, spas and hot tubs.
CPSC Safety Alert – This alert emphasizes the importance of ALWAYS monitoring children around pools.