In 2022, a young boy from southeastern Alabama was airlifted to a hospital with non-life-threatening burns on his face, chest and arm.
Media reports said the youngster ran by the stove in his home and accidentally knocked over a pot of hot water.
Similar accidents happen elsewhere. The scenario is familiar, as are the heart-breaking and painful results. Scald injuries, those caused by hot liquid or steam, are the leading cause of burn injuries to young children and seniors, and the second leading cause of all burn injuries.