MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Landlords and apartment building owners in Montgomery County will soon have a new law to follow. The goal is to protect young children.
Beginning January 1 they must install window guards in units with children ages 10 and under.READ MORE: Baltimore City Delays Implementation Of Plastic Ban
This is aimed at keeping those children from falling out of windows.READ MORE: Rally Held Urging Removal Of Confederate Statue In Talbot County
The law is named in honor of two-year-old Ezechiel Nguemezi, who died last October when he fell out an apartment window in Takoma Park.MORE NEWS: 2-Alarm Fire Reported In Anne Arundel County
According to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 15 to 20 children under the age of 11 die – and nearly 15-thousand are injured each year because of falls from windows.