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Injury and Accidents and Their Probability

The Probability of UNUSUAL ACCIDENTS Many people fear falling from high places, getting into a car wreck, or being the victim of another common tragic accident. People fear less common events, as well, like getting struck by lightning. But what are the odds that occurrences like that would happen? What are the chances you'll die from an unusual ACCIDENT? FIREARMS DISCHARGE: 1 in 6,609 LIGHTNING 1 in 134,906 I STRUCK LIGHTNING OR BITTEN BY A DOG 1 in 144,899 FIREWORKS DISCHARGE: 1 in 652,046 ASTEROID IMPACT 1 in 700,000 These odds are based on the number of asteroids that can hit the Earth and how much damage they can do (depending on size). SHARK ATTACK 1 in 3,748,067 DYING ON A COMMERCIAL PLANE CRASH: 1 in 14,000,000 Considering probabilities like these sheds some light on how likely these events are to happen. SOURCES (1]http://www.nsc.org/NSC%20Picture%20Library/News/web_graphics/Injury_Facts_37.pdf [2]http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/13/death-by-meteorite/ (3] http://www.fimnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/attacks/relarisklifetime.html [4] http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/05/scientists- use-experimental-plane-crash-to-analyze-survivability-rates/ The Probability of UNUSUAL ACCIDENTS Many people fear falling from high places, getting into a car wreck, or being the victim of another common tragic accident. People fear less common events, as well, like getting struck by lightning. But what are the odds that occurrences like that would happen? What are the chances you'll die from an unusual ACCIDENT? FIREARMS DISCHARGE: 1 in 6,609 LIGHTNING 1 in 134,906 I STRUCK LIGHTNING OR BITTEN BY A DOG 1 in 144,899 FIREWORKS DISCHARGE: 1 in 652,046 ASTEROID IMPACT 1 in 700,000 These odds are based on the number of asteroids that can hit the Earth and how much damage they can do (depending on size). SHARK ATTACK 1 in 3,748,067 DYING ON A COMMERCIAL PLANE CRASH: 1 in 14,000,000 Considering probabilities like these sheds some light on how likely these events are to happen. SOURCES (1]http://www.nsc.org/NSC%20Picture%20Library/News/web_graphics/Injury_Facts_37.pdf [2]http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/13/death-by-meteorite/ (3] http://www.fimnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/attacks/relarisklifetime.html [4] http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/05/scientists- use-experimental-plane-crash-to-analyze-survivability-rates/

Injury and Accidents and Their Probability

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Many people fear falling from high places, getting into a car wreck or being the victim of another tragic accident. People also fear less common events, like getting struck by lightning. What are the...

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