Top 10 Most Common Causes of Home Accidents in the US

Home accidents are the cause of millions of injuries every year around the world. In America alone home injuries affect approximately between 5 to 10 million people each year. Some of these injuries may be funny and find their way to the all-famous America’s Funniest Videos but seriously and in reality many of them happen to be very serious and often fatal.
Top 10 causes of home injuries list below have been gathered from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and National Electronics Injuries Surveillance System (NESS) in 2007

causes of home accidents

1- Ladders and stools

Falling and tripping accidents cause injuries to an estimate of 227,769 people.

2- Clothing

Children get tangle and chocked in their own cloths, which causes injuries to an estimate of 245,129 people.

3- cans and other containers

Sharp cans and shattering containers accidents cause injuries to an estimate of 248,126 people.

4- Desks, cabinets, shelves and racks

Falling over, cabinets knocked over and racks dropping on people causes injuries to an estimate of 262,171 people.

5- Tables

Falling off of tables, tables breaking causes injuries to an estimate of 309,252 people.

6- Non-glass doors and panel accidents

Many accidentally slam doors on their own or other peoples hands and heads causing injuries to an estimate of 321,665 people.

7- Bathroom structures and fixtures

Slipping, falling and hitting our heads and back around in the bathroom is a very common home accident, causing injuries to an estimate of 330,102 people.

8- Chairs, sofas and sofa bed accidents

People routinely and repeatedly fall of their chairs and sofas, causing injuries to an estimate of 476,109 people.

9- Beds, Mattresses, Pillows

Falling off of beds and materials and pillow cause neck and back problems injuries to an estimate of 560,129 people.

10- Stairs, ramps, landings and floor accidents

Most common home accidents happened when walking up or down the stairs. Broken hands and legs are the usualy resulting injuries to an estimate of 2,324,938 people.

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