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Five Tips for Safer Grilling This Summer

Published on Jun 6, 2013 at 8:00 am in Burn Injury.

Kentucky Burn InjuriesThe first of the summer holidays, Memorial Day, is past, which means that families and friends throughout Kentucky will be gathering together to enjoy outdoor grilling, picnics, and other activities. Opportunities for great summer memories, however, can quickly turn sour if a defective grill part or a grilling-related accident causes injuries.

Each year, hundreds of Kentucky residents seek emergency medical care for burns related to outdoor grilling.  Grills that are improperly placed can also cause house fires or fires in outbuildings or other areas, which can cause additional injuries and severe property damage.

When you’re grilling this summer, keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • Keep the grill outdoors only. Before lighting it, make sure it is safely away from buildings, overhangs, trees, decks, or other items that might catch fire.
  • Supervise children and pets to ensure they do not stray near the grill. Teach kids to stay a safe distance away at all times.
  • Clean the grill regularly to ensure that leftover dirt or food does not catch fire. A fireproof pan placed under the grill can catch falling coals or other items that might cause fire.
  • Trim the fat from meat to prevent unexpected flare-ups caused by fat suddenly catching fire.
  • Use long-handled tools that are designed specifically for grilling. Never use plastic utensils to handle food on a grill, since these can easily melt.

If you’re injured by a grill or grill part this summer, a Kentucky burn injuries attorney may be able to help you understand your legal rights and choose the best course of action for your family.

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