Girl child dies under pool playground equipment Management company "Unexpected underwater playground equipment" August 29, 17:25
In this month, the management company explained that the accident that the girl died under the playground equipment floating on the surface of water in the pool in Nerima-ku, Tokyo, explained that the company did not expect to sink under the playground equipment. I understood from the interview. There is no safety standard for playground equipment floating on the water surface, and experts point out that safety measures should be promoted by sharing risks.
On the 15th of this month, Yuka Morimoto (8), a third-grade elementary school student in Saitama Prefecture, drowned in a playground like a mat floating on the water surface at the Toshimaen pool in Nerima-ku, Tokyo.
There was no safety standard for playground equipment floating on the surface of the water, and the pool management company had users wear life jackets and also placed multiple observers, but `` I did not expect to sink under the playground equipment. '' I understood from the interviews with the people concerned.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, at the time of the accident, it was about an hour after the start of the search for Morimoto-san when the observer dived underwater and checked under the play equipment. Experts point out that safety measures should be promoted by widely sharing the risk of the child's body entering the playground equipment.
Professor Yoshifumi Nishida of Tokyo Institute of Technology, who specializes in safety engineering and is familiar with children's pool accidents, “If the light reflects off the water, you cannot see through the water, and monitoring from the poolside may not be enough. When you float, you need a mechanism that always watches the water. "