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    Default There Have Been Several Stories Of This Type

    In the local area over the past few weeks. Mostly related to children who have fallen from two or more floors, due to either the screen falling out, or pushing air conditioner units and following them down. End line is be mindful of small children near open windows etc.

    3-Year-Old Falls From 2nd-Story Window. Child Lands On Concrete

    POSTED: 8:30 am EDT July 12, 2007

    DETROIT -- A 3-year-old girl fell through a second-story window, landing on concrete on Detroit's west side Wednesday police said.

    Zabria Davis was leaning against a screen window in her second-floor apartment when the screen came loose and she fell from the window and landed on the concrete.

    "Immediate reaction is panic," said Kenny Johnson, Zabria's uncle, who was at the home when Zabria fell. "She was unresponsive at first, but when she came around, she cried, you know, so that was a good sign."

    He said she was able to move her limbs. Health officials said Zabria suffers from head and neck pain but she is OK and expected to make a full recovery.

    Johnson said he's very thankful.

    Police are investigating the scene, but they said it appears to be an accident.

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    A universal problem, primarily during the hot summer months.

    I think it was discussed here before but I'm not 100% sure. If not on FH, then I read/saw it on the news when the same thing happened when I was living in Calgary and also here in BC. They always talk about a safety check list of what parents should do to minimize or prevent the chances of a child falling out of an open window or if a screen fails.

    Even though I'm not a parent, here are some basic common sense ones I can come up with at the moment, aside from being aware of what your children are doing, as Rick mentioned.

    Don't put furniture under or near windows that a child could climb or play on, for example, a table, chair, dresser, bed, big toys, toy box ...

    Maybe discuss safe play rules around windows with children old enough?

    Block the area under the window with something that can't be climbed on (high dresser?) so that other toys/chairs/kids tables can't be dragged over and stacked up high enough that a child COULD fall out of a window/screen.
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