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26 - OLYMPICS

Tripping Seniors On Purpose To Stop Future Falls

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it’s not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults.

08/28/2014

Firefighter Injured

Boy, 3, Falls Out Of Window In Portage Park

The 3-year-old fell through a screened window on the second story of a building in the 4700 block of West Addison Street about 3:45 p.m.

04/10/2014

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Four Hurt When Loop Elevator Falls Five Floors

The elevator apparently malfunctioned and fell from the 15th to the 10th floor, where it then became stuck, according to Fire Media Affairs. The people were out of the elevator about 3:20 p.m.

05/17/2013

Snow In Roselle

Some Simple Advice To Avoid Injury From Slipping

One of the things you’re likely to have to deal with on Thursday is slippery conditions.

12/20/2012

Baby Foot/Shoe (Photo credit: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Baby Falls Out Of Second-Story Window

A 1-year-old baby playing with an older brother fell through a screen and out of a second-story window.

05/11/2011

Utility Workers (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Utility Pole Falls On Man, Killing Him

A man died after a telephone pole fell on him early Friday on the Southwest Side.

12/03/2010