With summer in full swing, July is when we celebrate National Grilling Month, and appropriately so with July being the most popular month for grilling. The next time you gather with friends and family, don’t forget to keep grilling safety in mind to help prevent any injuries.
Each July, emergency rooms see a spike in the number of patients who are there due to injuries involving grills. To help in the prevention of injuries, our Parkersburg attorneys would like to remind everyone to practice safety precautions with the following tips:
- Always use your grill outdoors in a well ventilated area, away from buildings, overhead combustible surfaces, brush, and dry leaves.
- Make sure your grill is on a flat surface that is stable so that it can’t be tipped over.
- Use long-handled utensils to help avoid burns or splatter from handling food to close to the fire.
- Don’t wear clothing that has frills, strings, or any other hanging parts that can easily catch fire.
- Never leave a grill unattended.
- Do not let children or pets near a hot grill.
- Keep the fire under control and put out any flare-ups. In case the flames become uncontrollable, have a garden hose or bucket of sand accessible so that you can quickly extinguish flames.
Even when all precautions have been taken, there is always a chance of getting burned. For severe burns, seek medical attention immediately.
If you have suffered from a burn injury due to the negligence of another, contact the experienced Parkersburg attorneys at Jim Leach, L.C., by calling (304) 865-8530 for a free case evaluation.