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Pour Toi, Joshua

Approximately 2,000 children are treated in United States hospital emergency rooms annually for escalator-related injuries. According to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics and conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) in the Columbus Children's Research Institute at Columbus Children's Hospital, an estimated 26,000 U.S. children 19 years of age and younger were treated in a hospital emergency department for an escalator-related injury in 1990-2002.
The most common mechanism of injury for all age groups was a fall, which accounted for more than half of the injuries. Entrapment accounted for 29 percent of injuries, and the leg was the most frequent (28%) site of injury for all age groups combined.


I just want to point out that the study put 19 year olds in the "children" category. Now, i can see how little kids can get stuck in the gaps or have their hand caught or something, but if you're 19 years old and can't use an escalator without injuring yourself, i don't think it's entirely the escalator's fault. I think you might just be dumb.

By min | August 8, 2006, 11:49 AM | Science


Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent--I don't care which one--but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator!

Don't you see? Only 2000 "children" are injured in escalator accidents, but the study goes up to age 19. I think it depends on what the cut off date is for being considered a "child". For pediatrics, I would think that would be about 13-14 years old. So 2000 "children" were hurt by escalators.

The other 24,000 were teenagers being "X-TREME!!!"!

shouldn't that be pour vous, joshua? Didn't you take french in highschool??

why should i use the formal conjugation?