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Government report

"Document all pre-school accidents"

When preschool students are injured, the school should be required to file a report with the authorities, according to a government-commissioned report presented today. Currently, there are no overall statistics on how many children get hurt at preschool.

Anytime a child has to go home because of an accident at preschool, the school should report the incident to the Swedish National Agency for Education, according to the investigator Karin Karlsbro of the Liberals.

Karlsbro tells news agency TT that the purpose of collecting data from all over the country will make it easier to prevent serious accidents.

In the investigation, Karlsbro estimates that 10 accidents and three near-accidents happen per 100 kids every year. The most common are injuries resulting from falls off of tricycles and injuries resulting from beads getting stuck in children's noses, according to newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

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