A recent study released in May of this year shows some startling numbers regarding ER visits from bunk and loft bed falls. The study (2007-2016) that was focused on injuries from the educational setting showed an almost 100% increase in the number of ER visits. The prior study completed in 2008 documented 36,000 cases vs. 71,000 in the newer study. Please note that these are Emergency Room visits only, so the “real” number is actually much higher when you add in urgent care, private physicians, and the minor injuries that don’t seek treatment. SAFETY RAILS SAVE LIVES! Please talk to your Housing Director if your university doesn’t currently provide rails.