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Goal Post Safety: Five Year Old Killed by Falling Soccer Goal

Written by PC News on . Posted in Field Safety

Most governing bodies now have goal post inspection procedures in place. As a local club, do you follow the minimum requirements, or do you go beyond the state mandated inspections. If your teams find their own practice locations, are you inspecting those goals?

Several months ago in Canada, another child was killed by a falling soccer goal. The girl was crawling in the grass in front of the goal, when another child pushed on the side support, sending the goal tipping over. The coroner’s report found that the goal “was intended for indoor use, was rusty and missing screws, and was not anchored to the ground.” As expected, litigation against the property owner has been announced.

Read the story online here: Nanaimo Daily News