Archive for August 2016

Updated list of over the bow Pontoon Boat propeller accidents

Its been about two years since we updated the List of Over the Bow Pontoon Boat Propeller Accidents, many of which result from bow riding / bowriding. The recent cluster of pontoon boat propeller accidents, 6 media reported accidents in 8 days in late July and early August, followed by the Kaden Frederick fatality, the […]

“In Ocean City, Propeller Accidents Chop Up Vacations” headline changed by media

A flurry of boat boat propeller accidents in Ocean City, Maryland has many talking about the recent cluster of accidents. As we scanned the news this morning (24 August 2016) our eyes were drawn to a DelmarvaNow headline, “In Ocean City, Propeller Accidents Chop Up Vacations”. DelmarvaNow is part of the USAToday media network. DelmarvaNow […]

On The Escape of Tigers: Haddon & Bass Boat Propeller Safety

In 1970, William Haddon, Jr. a well known safety expert published a ground breaking safety article:   On The Escape of Tigers: an Ecological Note. by William Haddon, Jr. American Journal of Public Health. December 1970. Vol.60. No.12. Pages 2229-2234. The the article has since been widely republished and reprinted. The thesis of the article […]

Kaden Frederick (boy age 9) killed by pontoon boat propeller in Maryland

Kaden Frederick, 9 of Howell New Jersey, was among 17 people on a rental pontoon boat in Sinepuxent Bay near Ocean City Maryland on Wednesday afternoon August 17th. Four people, including Kaden, were bow riding / bowriding with their legs dangling off the front of the pontoon boat. About 2:50 pm Kaden Frederick and an […]

Pontoon boat propeller accident cluster: 6 media reported accidents in 8 days

Pontoon boat propeller accidents tend to pileup in the summer months. But the recent cluster of 6 media reported pontoon boat propeller accidents in 8 days should be a wake up call for change. As always, these are media reports, exact circumstances may not be correct and things may change by issue of actual official […]