Twelve children were injured at a Houston area preschool when a science experiment turned out poorly. The accident happened at Yellow School – Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. The accident happened during a fire experiment, when a flash blast occurred.
Eleven children suffered burns in the blast, and one student was trampled. Six students were taken to the hospital and the others were treated at the scene. Fortunately, the children were not seriously harmed. Five were released quickly, and one remained in good condition in the hospital. All of the children who were harmed are three years old.
Although this accident was obviously not intentional, there was likely some negligence involved on either the part of preschool workers, or by the manufacturer of the science experiment. Preschool workers have a duty to take steps to keep the children in their care safe from harm. This includes having a proper caregiver to child ration, taking measures to keep children from wandering away, having access to first aid, setting up proper bathroom facilities, and ensuring adequate access to safe food and water.
When a child is harmed while at a preschool or a daycare facility, it is important to talk with a personal injury attorney to see how the law can apply in your situation. You may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of your child, which can compensate both you and your child for your child’s injuries. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 to learn more about your options. You can also visit us on Google Plus to learn more.