A golf club in Minneapolis has reached an $8 million settlement with the family of a six-year-old girl who died after being injured in an incident at the club’s swimming pool. The suction of the pool drain was the culprit. Abigail Taylor, who died in March at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where she had undergone triple organ transplant surgery, was injured last summer. All she did was sit on the drain of a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club and the drain’s powerful suction ripped out part of her intestinal tract. After Abigail died, her family was instrumental in persuading Congress and the Minnesota Legislature to pass safety laws that require entrapment-proof drain covers for new public pools. No public swimming pool owner has any excuse for not taking immediate action to do away with these known hazards.
Source: Associated Press
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