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Accident Prone: Common Holiday Accidents

ACCIDENT PRONE THE MOST COMMON HOLIDAY ACCIDENTS Hypothermia can occur at temperatures of 40 degrees Farenheit or colder Up to 20 percent of the population gets the flu each year, which begins in the fall and peaks around January or February. 5,800 accidents occur when people fall putting up decorations during the holiday season. 1 in 6 Americans suffer from food-borne illnesses each year. Candle-started fires make up 13% of home fires each December About 1,062 injuries are due to space heaters each winter. 13,000 people are seen per year for accidents related to holiday decorations. Over 100,000 people are treated for scalding accidents per year. 50% of Christmas tree fires happen due to faulty lights, candle decorations, and Thawing a turkey in an uncontrolled environment can lead to illness. more. The average temperature of oil used in a turkey fryer can reach 350 degrees, which can lead to 3rd degree burns. About 2,000 people every winter are treated for lacerations, Over 55,000 people sustain injuries to back, neck, and shoulders Sources: sprains, and more due to tripping over esfi. org/index.cfm/pid/11996 cdc. gov/features/foodcore/index.html esfí. org/index.cfm/cdid/13177/pid/10272 usfa. esfÍ. org/index.cfm/page/Injury-and-Fatality-Statistics/pid/12015 cpsc. gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2012/Holiday-Safety-Alert-Consumer-Injuries-Involving-Decorations-and-Decorating-Are-on-the-Rise/ Ísis, each year due to carrying luggage. extension cords.

Accident Prone: Common Holiday Accidents

shared by urgentcarelocations on Nov 01
It's November, which means the holiday season is nearly here. With all the joy and family gatherings the holidays bring comes injuries and illness, too. Keep your family healthy this year by understan...


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