Soccer Goal Safety

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Ten-year-old Hayden Ellias was killed when an unsecured soccer goal fell on him in 2007. His parents have been pushing for more safety regulations for a decade. Forty-two children have died from accidents involving unanchored soccer goals since 1979.
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Experts say all goals - whether they have a weighted back bar or not - should be anchored with sandbags, stakes or augers.
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Sandbags weigh down top heavy soccer goals.
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When not in use, goals should be put away, either chained to a fence or with two goals chained together.
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Augers can help secure top heavy goals into the ground.
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Safety advocates say parents and coaches should make sure their goals have clean, readable warning labels on them.
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