Research Article

Drain-cover injuries in children.

Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6060.564 (Published 26 February 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:564
  1. J Colville

    Abstract

    This report highlights unnecessary injuries to the hands, forearms, and feet of small children, caused by falling drain-cover gratings, colloquially known as "shores". It is suggested that a simple locking device, similar to that employed on manhole covers, would eliminate this type of injury.

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