Tuesday, May 27, 2008


The nation’s accidental death rate has been gradually creeping higher and is up 12 percent compared to the lowest rate on record, in 1992, according to a report released Thursday by the National Safety Council. [whole story here]

  • 18,807 people died from some form of falling accident in 2004.
  • 774 of those falling deaths involved a bed, chair or other furniture.
  • Lifetime odds of dying from some kind of falling accident is 1:200.
  • Lifetime odds of dying from falling accidents that involve a bed, chair of other furniture is 1:4,870

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