Safety fears at Utah trampoline parks may bring regulation

Provo • Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and bouncing. At one point, Merrill leaped from a platform into a pit full of foam blocks, and he shot right through them and landed on his head. He broke a vertebra in his neck, and was left paralyzed from the neck down. Merrill’s injury underscores recent warnings from doctors and government officials about the...

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