Colorado school district reviews playground swings after girl's death

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP)-- A Colorado school district is reviewing its playground swingsets in wake of an accident that killed a 6-year-old girl.

The Greeley Tribune reports that Greeley-Evans School District 6 removed the swing that injured Brooklyn Thill - along with others like it -while officials assess safety.

Brooklyn was injured Dec. 5 while playing near a swing that was compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her neck became entangled in straps that are used to buckle kids in. She died three days later at a hospital.

Greeley's department of culture, parks and recreation has also completed a swing assessment of its own. It deemed the department's swings to be safe and none were removed.



 
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