Drowning Fifth Leading Cause of Unintentional Death

Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional death or injury in the United States. On average, ten people die per day due to unintentional drowning. These incidents, however, are preventable as long as pool owners, parents and swimmers follow proper safety protocol.

Any swimming pool that is open to the public must follow their state and local ordinances. For example, a housing complex in Pennsylvania with a swimming pool that is open to the public must have a lifeguard on duty. If a lifeguard is absent and a swimmer would drown, the fault would ultimately fall on the property owner. Aside from a drowning incident, if a swimmer were to have a medical emergency such as a heart attack while swimming, it would still be the fault of the property owner since they neglected to have a lifeguard on duty. A lifeguard could have helped the individual in this type of situation.

Swimming is one of Pennsylvania’s most popular summer activities. Housing complexes and water parks around the area offer guests a convenient and entertaining way to cool down; however, they can pose many threats for an injury or death as well.

Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional death or injury in the United States. On average, ten people die per day due to unintentional drowning. These incidents, however, are preventable as long as pool owners, parents and swimmers follow proper safety protocol.

Any swimming pool that is open to the public must follow their state and local ordinances. For example, a housing complex in Pennsylvania with a swimming pool that is open to the public must have a lifeguard on duty. If a lifeguard is absent and a swimmer would drown, the fault would ultimately fall on the property owner. Aside from a drowning incident, if a swimmer were to have a medical emergency such as a heart attack while swimming, it would still be the fault of the property owner since they neglected to have a lifeguard on duty. A lifeguard could have helped the individual in this type of situation.