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Should Bed Rails Be Required in College Dorms?

In January 2015, a young man staying in a fraternity house at Georgia Tech fell from his loft bed. A seven-foot drop left him with a fractured skull and the need for immediate brain surgery. It took the man months to heal from his injuries and to relearn the basic skills necessary to live. And one group thinks that a simple solution would have prevented this tragedy – bed rails. The average consumer bunk beds and loft beds sold for home use come with guard rails to prevent sleepers from rolling off during the night. However, college campuses do not have such a requirement, meaning that college students and their guests are at risk of injuries such as traumatic brain injury, broken bones and in extreme cases, even death. The group Rail Against the Danger, or RAD, formed by the injured man’s mother, has dedicated itself to raising awareness of…
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