Flipping a row of broiling veggies or sizzling burgers is one of summer’s simple pleasures. But there’s danger in the flame, with potential for damage far worse than a charred dinner.
Whether you prefer charcoal or gas, a relaxed attitude around your grill can mean safety is taken for granted. And that casual atmosphere can lead to serious injury.
“On average close to 20,000 patients nationwide visit emergency rooms each year because of injuries involving grills,” said Kevin Omilusik, MD, Munson Healthcare Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director. “Nearly half (forty-eight percent) of these injuries are thermal burns from both fire and contact with hot objects.”
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