Burial by Sand: Summer Play Gone Awry

Grosfeld, Jay L.
June 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2004, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p733
Academic Journal
Editorial. Comments on research conducted by A.E. Zarroug, et al, and published in the June 2004 issue of the journal "Mayo Clinic Proceedings" that investigated accidental burials of children in sand in Minnesota. Death of two boys as a result of asphyxia from thoracic compression due to the weight of sand they were playing in at a construction site; Composition of sand; Need to supervise young children at play; Death of a boy who had been digging a tunnel in a backyard sandbox.


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