Virginia Beach Pool Shock Hazard Causes Closure of Green Run Pool
It’s no secret that swimming pools are dangerous places with hundreds of drownings reported every year but few people think of other dangers like electrical hazards. However, over the weekend a Virginia Beach pool shock hazard led to the closure of a pool in Hampton Roads.
A report on Channel 13 noted the Green Run Homes Association shut down the Clubhouse Pool after people reported they were shocked in the water during a party on Saturday.
The association said on its website people cleared out of the pool immediately and that lifeguards started assessing and caring for those affected until paramedics arrived.
Sunday’s online announcement said that pool management and GRHA were working to investigate the issue and to take any necessary "corrective steps."
Virginia Beach EMS spokesman Bruce Nedelka told the media that everyone got safely out of the pool on their own, nobody lost consciousness and there were no visible signs of injury.
Reports said two children were taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General to be checked out after the incident. They were later released. A third person at the pool refused treatment.
Few details were available about this Virginia Beach pool shock hazard. Given the dangers associated with water and electricity, the swimmers may have been fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries. Although these incidents are rare, they are not unheard of.
Virginia Beach Pool Shock Hazard and Other Incidents
Last month, four people including two children suffered electrical shocks at a hotel in Palm Desert and ended up being treated at a local hospital. As in the case of the Virginia Beach pool shock hazard, the source of the electricity is not known.
In some cases, an electric shock in the pool can be deadly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported at least 21 electrocutions in swimming pools since 2002.
Clearly, these cases are troubling. While you can take basic pool safety precautions like making sure children can swim and avoiding pool drains, swimmers are unlikely to be aware of a shock danger.
There are some places that pose well known electric shock dangers where you should never swim. These include in marinas around boats.
Electrical shock injuries can be extremely serious and deadly. Please see our Virginia electrical shock injury lawyers’ resources here.
Homeowners associations and hotels may be held responsible for injuries and deaths associated with swimming pool. They have a responsibility to provide a safe environment. Our Hampton Roads-based injury lawyers have a specialist team who work on injuries at a business. Call us today at (757) 455-0077