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Accidents - Year 1997 - Hand


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 668,839
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Knives: 72,847Doors: 30,398
Drinking glasses: 27,729Ceilings and walls: 27,251
Windows or window glass: 23,924Tableware and accessories: 19,325
Basketball: 18,805Bicycles or accessories: 17,326
Football: 17,319Stairs or steps: 15,868
Metal containers: 14,443Fences or fence posts: 12,238
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 11,786Floors or flooring materials: 10,576
Knives with replaceable blades: 8,414Tables: 8,126
Fishing: 7,754Baseball: 7,627
Cookware: 7,138Softball: 6,186
Hot water: 5,720Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 5,307
Hammers: 5,281House repair or construction materials: 4,713
Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 4,446Mirrors or mirror glass: 4,386
Screwdrivers: 4,305In-line skating: 4,228
Other Irons: 4,075Other ranges: 4,028
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 4,009Chairs: 3,778
Glass bottles or jars: 3,736Glass doors: 3,649
Soccer: 3,601Beds: 3,562
Lawn mowers: 3,557Bottles or jars: 3,116
Ladders: 3,055Razors or shavers: 3,024
Chain saws: 3,010Other ovens: 2,894
Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 2,793Volleyball: 2,741
Containers: 2,665Other windows or window glass: 2,487
Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 2,444Drills: 2,292
Martial arts: 2,198Saws: 2,190
Refrigerators: 2,164Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 2,139
Scissors: 2,042Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 2,018
Doorsills or frames: 1,982Pipes: 1,974
Fireworks: 1,941Light bulbs: 1,921
Counters or countertops: 1,921Lockers: 1,911
Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 1,908Grills: 1,892
Bench or table saws: 1,887Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 1,842
Horseback riding: 1,803Skateboards: 1,798
Fans: 1,787Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 1,772
Wrestling: 1,766Bathtubs or showers: 1,745
Hockey: 1,725Roller skating: 1,693
Weight lifting: 1,674Furniture: 1,615
Handrails, railings or banisters: 1,609Awls, chisels or planes: 1,604
Rugs or carpets: 1,580Washing machines: 1,573
All-terrain vehicles: 1,572Other toys: 1,562
Nonelectric razors or shavers: 1,548Poles: 1,547
Exercise: 1,543Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 1,524
Boxing: 1,506Elevators or other lifts: 1,487
Wire: 1,472Manual scissors: 1,428
Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 1,412Bedsprings or bedframes: 1,400
Hatchets or axes: 1,395Televisions: 1,316
Trampolines: 1,281Aquariums or accessories: 1,273
Coal or wood-burning stoves: 1,248Ball sports: 1,232
Power lawn mowers: 1,218Cabinet or door hardware: 1,157
Garage doors: 1,132Kerosene or oil heaters: 1,113
Microwave ovens: 1,098Screen doors: 1,087
Other manual workshop tools: 1,084Nail guns or stud drivers: 1,069
Golf: 1,060Other nonglass doors: 1,059
Electric ranges: 1,059Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 1,046
Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 1,035General home or room involvement in fires: 1,022
Go-carts: 1,015Other glass bottles or jars: 990
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 987Storm doors with glass panels: 981
Exercise equipment: 974Other glass doors: 972
Grocery or shopping carts: 943Other unpowered garden tools: 935
Hand saws: 905Sliding glass doors or panels: 900
Skating: 885Gymnastics: 884
Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 878Desk supplies: 873
Rope or string: 843Footwear: 841
Pruning or trimming equipment: 820Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 817
Cardboard products: 813Archery: 806
Ice hockey: 802Toilets: 800
Metal cookware: 794Wheelchairs: 774
Air conditioners: 773Dishwashers: 770
Bowling: 763Slides or sliding boards: 758
Lighting equipment: 756Ice skating: 755
Portable circular power saws: 753Snow skiing: 746
Glass soft drink bottles: 740Gasoline: 739
Tools: 720Canning jars or lids: 704
Power saws: 695Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 694
Coffee makers or teapots: 693Lighter fluids: 683
Keys, key rings or key chains: 675Swings or swing sets: 672
Sinks: 670Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 665
Power drills or accessories: 662Nonglass doors: 662
Crutches, canes or walkers: 660Storm windows: 644
Flatware: 634Bags: 633
Clothes dryers: 631Vacuum cleaners: 624
Can openers: 622Manual cleaning equipment: 613
BBs or pellets: 610Other power saws: 610
Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 608Cigarette or pipe lighters: 605
Heaters or heating systems: 603Electrical outlets or receptacles: 598
Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 596Water heaters: 574
Riding power lawn mowers: 573Snow throwers or blowers: 564
Mattresses: 559Gas or LP grills or stoves: 551
Windowsills or frames: 539Portable power drills and accessories: 521
Other fireplaces: 515Bunk beds: 513
Slicers and choppers: 500Charcoal or wood-burning grills: 484
Public equipment: 481Other portable or stationary power tools: 478
Telephones or telephone accessories: 478Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 475
Plastic containers: 469Clothing accessories: 462
Day wear: 460Snow boarding: 453
Swimming: 449Floor lamps or table lamps: 444
Swimming pools: 441Chains: 424
Bleaches: 416Other plastic products: 411
Electrical wire or wiring systems: 406Manual snow or ice removal tools: 398
Log splitters: 393Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 384
Snowmobiles: 383Buckets or pails: 382
Vending machines: 378Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 371
Toolboxes or tool kits: 363Step stools: 363
Dry heat irons: 353Automatic doors: 352
Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 348Other furnaces: 347
Jewelry: 346Wood paneling and particleboard: 344
Electric ovens: 342Fireplace equipment: 337
Faucets or spigots: 334School equipment: 334
Electric mixers: 333Other ball sports: 331
Nonglass bottles or jars: 328Range or oven accessories: 319
Power tillers or cultivators: 317Food processors: 316
Other grills or stoves: 311Recliner chairs: 311
Tennis: 306Playground equipment: 306
Batteries: 305Steam irons: 303
Beach chairs or folding chairs: 302Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 301
Luggage: 298Christmas tree lights: 298
Adhesives: 297Fixed floor-length glass panels: 297
Glass tubing or test tubes: 294Tapes: 293
Tool sheds: 291Other antennas: 290
Gas or LP heaters: 290Window screens: 290
Band saws: 288Welding equipment: 286
Sleds: 283Workshop furnishings: 279
Electric blenders: 277Ice picks: 273
Handball: 265Manual filing or sanding tools: 261
Tape recorders or players: 259Nonmetal cookware: 259
Lighters: 254Watches: 254
Dancing: 249Amusement attractions: 249
Camping equipment: 242Glue guns: 241
Chemicals: 240Baby gates or barriers: 239
Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 238Electric deep fryers: 234
Treehouses or playhouses: 234Diving or diving boards: 234
Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 233Towels or cloths: 228
Extension ladders: 227Radios: 226
Darts: 224Escalators: 223
Outdoor awnings or shutters: 223Oven cleaners: 223
Tetherball: 222Paper cutters: 222
Clothing: 221Scaffolding: 220
Other playground equipment: 219Waterbeds or water pillows: 219
Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 218Fuel-burning lighting equipment: 218
Gas furnaces: 217Ramps or landings: 215
Stationary power drills and accessories: 214Paper products: 208
Kitchen gadgets: 208Plastic products: 207
General purpose household cleaners: 206Seesaws or teeterboards: 205
Computers: 205Electric heaters: 204
Flying toys: 201Paint or varnish thinners: 200
Vaporizers: 200Mountain climbing: 200
Carts: 196Bleachers: 194
Clocks: 193Lubricants: 191
Radiators: 191Golf carts: 189
Abrasive cleaners: 188Matches: 188
Electric frying pans and skillets: 186Power hedge trimmers: 186
Track and field: 185Car seats: 184
Sprayers: 181Book bags or back carriers: 177
Power routers: 177Baby walkers or jumpers: 176
Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 175Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 174
Electric table lamps, floor lamps or desk lamps: 173Mobile/manufactured homes: 173
Gasoline cans: 173Rugby: 173
Sports and recreational activity: 172Hair dryers: 171
Electric coffee makers or teapots: 171Humidifiers: 171
Built-in swimming pools: 169Power sanders: 169
Extension cords: 168Drain cleaners: 166
Shuffleboard: 165Jigsaws: 164
Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 160Power leaf mulchers and grinders: 159
Water slides: 159Manual hedge trimmers: 158
Bathtub or shower enclosures: 156Electric lighting equipment: 156
School laboratory chemicals: 155Safes: 154
Gas or LP floor or wall heaters: 151Tractors: 151
Benches: 150Air compressors: 149
Electric motors: 149Soldering equipment: 147
Freezers: 146Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 141
Flares: 141Rotary power lawn mowers: 141
Stretch cords or stretch straps: 140Snow plows: 138
Gas ranges: 134Plastic bags: 134
Field hockey: 130Fuel storage tanks: 130
Plastic wrapping products: 128Unpowered models or parts: 128
Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 127Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 125
Cots: 124Christmas decorations: 123
Scooters, unpowered: 122Baby strollers: 116
Stepladders: 112Garbage disposers: 110
Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 110Ceramics supplies or equipment: 109
Fuel oils: 108Pressure cookers or canners: 107
Metal chimneys, stovepipes or flues: 107Electric blankets or sheets: 106
Slow cookers: 105Paint or varnish removers, paintbrush cleaners: 105
Radial arm saws: 105Aluminum foil wrapping products: 104
Acids: 103Caulking or spackling compounds: 103
Cutting torches: 103Cheerleading: 103
Knife sharpeners: 101Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 95
Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 93Surfing: 89
Jalousie glass windows: 89Manual drills: 88
Other electric lighting equipment: 87Power lathes: 87
Hot tubs or home spas: 85Panel doors: 85
Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 85Electric griddles: 84
Baby bottles or nipples: 84Vises or workshop clamps: 84
Pedal-powered adult vehicles: 84Towel racks or bars: 84
Methyl alcohol: 84Boilers: 84
Ice cream makers: 81Other manual pruning or trimming equipment: 81
Chafing dishes or fondue pots: 81Water softeners or conditioners: 81
Generators or power plants: 81Other toy guns: 81
Water tubing: 81Tricycles: 81
Nonelectric can openers: 75Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 75
Floor waxes: 75Metal polishes, tarnish removers or preventatives: 75
Pogo sticks: 75Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 74
Potholders, oven mitts or hot pads: 74Portable electric heaters: 74
Fire escape devices: 74Fuel-burning welding equipment: 74
Furniture polishes or waxes: 74Electric scissors: 74
Detergents: 74Manual push mowers: 74
Hammocks: 72Pumps: 70
Toboggans: 70Slingshots or sling-propelled toys: 70
Lacrosse: 70Other power pruning or trimming equipment: 69
Playpens: 69Rocking chairs: 69
Baby rattles: 69Bars and bar accessories: 69
Floor furnaces: 68Nonelectric knife sharpeners: 67
Eyeglasses: 67Outerwear: 67
Television tables or stands: 67Electric Christmas decorations: 67
Electric or battery-powered knives: 66Gas ovens: 66
Portable power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 66Business and office machines: 66
Antifreeze: 66Outdoor antennas: 66
Counter-mounted cooking surfaces: 66Coin-operated car washing equipment: 66
Minibikes, powered: 66Chemistry sets or science kits: 66
Dry ice: 66Street hockey: 66
Electric kettles or hot pots: 66Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 60
Automotive chemicals: 60Charcoal: 49
Pillows: 48Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 46
Cribs: 44Soaps: 44
Thermal or sound insulation materials: 43Kerosene: 43
Aerosol containers: 41Blocks, stacking toys or pull toys: 41
Above-ground swimming pools: 41Safety pins: 40
Ice makers: 40Blankets: 39
Portable food or beverage coolers: 38Electric counter-top ovens, broilers or toaster ovens: 38
Other heaters or heating systems: 38Gas-burning fireplaces: 25
Fire extinguishers: 25Food grinders: 25
Wagons: 25Toy sports equipment: 23
Toy boxes or chests: 22Toasters: 22
Automotive waxes, polishes or cleaners: 22Futons: 22
Wooden containers: 21Gasoline or other fuel-powered models: 21
Spot removers or cleaning fluids: 21Glass bottle cutting equipment: 21
Swimming pool slides: 21Fuel charcoal lighters: 21
Ashtrays, electric or battery operated: 21Matchbooks: 21
Clothes steamers: 21Containers with key openers: 21
Bottle warmers: 21Sewing machines or accessories: 21
Hot plates: 19Workshop compounds or chemicals: 19
Heat or infrared lamps: 19High chairs: 19
Manual lawn trimmers or edgers: 19Swimming pool chemicals: 19
Stilts: 19Self-contained openers: 19
Manicuring devices: 18Seasonal decorations: 18
Christmas tree stands or supports: 18Night-lights: 18
Pull-down or folding stairs: 18Reel power lawn mowers: 18
Sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 18Bottle openers: 18
Balloons: 18Powered riding toys: 12
Electric corn poppers: 6Baby changing tables: 6
Fire or smoke alarms: 6Room deodorizers or fresheners: 6
Combs or hairbrushes: 6

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