Pa. woman hospitalized after falling over fire pit
ROCK HALL — A Chester County, Pa., woman suffered what investigators have described as non-life-threatening injuries when she tripped over a fire pit Saturday at a campground on Eastern Neck Road.
Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Matt Stevens identified the woman as a 51-year-old from Nottingham, Pa., who was camping with her husband. He would not identify the woman by name, citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, federal legislation that protects privacy of medical records.
Stevens said his office has talked to the woman by telephone and since her injuries were not life-threatening, the fire marshal’s office has closed its investigation.
The accident occurred just before 1 p.m. at Bayshore Campground.
The woman was talking to someone when she took a step backward, lost her footing, and tripped over a fire pit, according to a news release from the fire marshal’s office.
She suffered first- and second-degree burns to the lower body backside, according to the news release.
The woman’s husband transported her to University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. After being evaluated at the hospital, the woman was transferred to Crozer Burn Center in Chester, Pa., according to investigators.