An 18 month old boy died when he became entrapped in a gap formed between the bottom of a trampoline net safety enclosure and the top of the trampoline structure. Accident statistics survey, safety literature review, standards research, and alternative trampoline safety enclosure design evaluation are approaches utilized in the safety engineering analysis. The primary goal of this investigation is to make trampoline enclosure designers, retailers, customer service providers, and users more aware of the entrapment and strangulation dangers and to identify design alternatives to prevent similar injuries from occurring.

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