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Toddler Falls Out Third-Story Window in Sterling

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Fire and Rescue officials share safety tips to avoid window falls.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Fire and Rescue officials share safety tips to avoid window falls.
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Fire and Rescue officials share safety tips to avoid window falls.
A 23-month-old child fell from a third story apartment window Monday at Chase Heritage Circle in Sterling, according to Loudoun County officials.

The child was reportedly leaning against the screen when it gave way. He only suffered minor injuries.

County officials warn residents to be careful when the open windows this spring to let in fresh air and enjoy the weather.

They point to tips from the National Safety Council:

•Keep windows closed and locked when children are around.
•Only open windows that children cannot access.
•Avoid placing furniture near windows to prevent children from climbing.
•Do not rely on insect screens to prevent a window fall.
•Enforce rules to keep children away from playing near windows or patio doors.
•Install building code-compliant devices designed to limit how far a window will open or window guards with release mechanisms to help prevent a fall.

For more safety tips, you can visit sheriff.loudoun.gov/windowfalls for information from the National Safety Council website on window safety.

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