WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKRG) — Lawmakers in Washington are working to regulate trampoline parks. There’s mounting concern over the risk involved for both adults and children who go to the parks.
A ‘CBS This Morning’ report found six people have died at these parks since 2012 and several others were severely injured. Since the report aired, 11 cases have been filed. The injuries involved in those cases include two broken necks, broken ankles, open fractured elbows and “half a dozen open tib-fib fractures.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is sponsoring legislation that would hold businesses accountable for the injuries occurring inside trampoline parks. Visitors do sign waivers at many of the parks. The waivers come with forced arbitration clauses, meaning they give up the right to take their cases to court. Sen. Blumenthal is sponsoring the Fair Act which would eliminate these clauses in consumer cases, among others,