Video of a bouncy house in Colorado that was thrown 300 feet with children inside went viral recently, but experts say that the houses have led to many serious injuries and lawsuits over the past few years. Injuries such as head injuries, broken bones and bloody noses are common, say attorneys. Incident Details The bouncy house in Colorado was part of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree in Jefferson County. Winds were gusting up to 30 miles per hour, causing the house to become untethered and sail into the air, landing 300 feet from its original spot. A young girl going down the slide when the house was tossed was thrown about eight feet into the air and ejected.
This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on March 26, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.
A New Jersey couple has filed a lawsuit against the contractor and the propane gas company they say is responsible for the propane leak that caused their house to explode. James and Evelyn McCarty suffered severe burns and other injuries during the explosion on November 7, 2013. Witnesses say the explosion could be heard over a mile away.