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Accidents - Year 1999 - Head


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 1,191,535
See also: Lethal accidents, Other years, Other body parts.

Accidents - Age Distribution

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Accidents - Related Products


Floors or flooring materials: 123,843Stairs or steps: 93,306
Bicycles or accessories: 68,975Beds: 68,739
Tables: 54,082Ceilings and walls: 49,099
Chairs: 37,578Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 28,132
Football: 26,567Doors: 24,551
Basketball: 21,730Bathtubs or showers: 20,413
Baseball: 18,078Swings or swing sets: 17,082
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 16,614Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 16,548
Soccer: 12,587Wheelchairs: 12,067
Grocery or shopping carts: 11,555Ladders: 10,830
Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 10,640Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 10,584
Bunk beds: 10,202Other toys: 9,141
All-terrain vehicles: 9,053Horseback riding: 8,796
Doorsills or frames: 8,157Snow skiing: 7,736
Golf: 7,691Slides or sliding boards: 7,445
Softball: 7,375Toilets: 7,179
Poles: 7,178Fences or fence posts: 6,827
Crutches, canes or walkers: 6,439Counters or countertops: 6,362
Televisions: 6,272Rugs or carpets: 6,177
Bedsprings or bedframes: 5,888House repair or construction materials: 5,818
Windows or window glass: 5,781Swimming pools: 5,753
Benches: 5,628Snow boarding: 5,343
Skateboards: 5,003Other fireplaces: 4,981
Baby strollers: 4,863Trampolines: 4,646
In-line skating: 4,576Handrails, railings or banisters: 4,499
Pipes: 4,301Cribs: 4,242
Ice skating: 4,120Fishing: 4,112
Built-in swimming pools: 3,975Hammers: 3,887
Radiators: 3,640Bleachers: 3,614
Car seats: 3,516Windowsills or frames: 3,432
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 3,412Sinks: 3,362
Furniture: 3,259Exercise: 3,204
Containers: 3,082Hockey: 3,011
Footwear: 2,985Weight lifting: 2,979
Sleds: 2,931Playground equipment: 2,896
Wrestling: 2,880Exercise equipment: 2,830
High chairs: 2,822Metal containers: 2,716
Baby walkers or jumpers: 2,700Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 2,476
Cabinet or door hardware: 2,424Ball sports: 2,320
Air conditioners: 2,272Refrigerators: 2,195
Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 2,146Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 2,081
Ice hockey: 2,071Diving or diving boards: 2,057
Wagons: 2,033Tableware and accessories: 1,993
Roller skating: 1,891Other baby carriers: 1,819
Other playground equipment: 1,774Other unpowered garden tools: 1,745
Surfing: 1,700Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 1,688
Garage doors: 1,685Rocking chairs: 1,652
Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 1,651Swimming: 1,610
Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 1,547Fans: 1,546
Go-carts: 1,490Gymnastics: 1,472
Television tables or stands: 1,457Manual cleaning equipment: 1,457
Bottles or jars: 1,414Mirrors or mirror glass: 1,414
Volleyball: 1,413Tricycles: 1,311
Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 1,289Floor lamps or table lamps: 1,260
Baby changing tables: 1,238Automatic doors: 1,236
Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 1,233Dancing: 1,211
Amusement attractions: 1,186Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 1,170
Cheerleading: 1,140Day wear: 1,136
Step stools: 1,131Public equipment: 1,129
Baby carriers: 1,118Golf carts: 1,111
Lighting equipment: 1,111Computers: 1,103
Hammocks: 1,077Telephones or telephone accessories: 1,063
Other nonglass doors: 1,048Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 1,042
Treehouses or playhouses: 1,026Recliner chairs: 1,022
Snowmobiles: 1,007Hatchets or axes: 996
Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 966Skating: 961
Water skiing: 955Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 947
Lawn mowers: 927Glass doors: 915
Scaffolding: 876Heaters or heating systems: 859
Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 850Escalators: 841
Carts: 841Lockers: 833
Sliding glass doors or panels: 828Rugby: 827
Rope or string: 825Swimming pool equipment: 806
Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 806Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 801
Elevators or other lifts: 801Other ranges: 786
Drinking glasses: 781Towel racks or bars: 779
Luggage: 773Other ball sports: 760
Track and field: 758Ramps or landings: 754
Vacuum cleaners: 739Water slides: 714
Playpens: 712Washing machines: 703
Riding power lawn mowers: 694Toy boxes or chests: 689
Outdoor awnings or shutters: 685Tennis: 672
Nonwheeled riding toys, unpowered: 655Riding toys: 653
Billiards or pool: 652Cookware: 648
Other Irons: 646Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 604
Faucets or spigots: 598Manual snow or ice removal tools: 593
Wheeled riding toys, unpowered: 592Bars and bar accessories: 591
Baby gates or barriers: 586Boxing: 581
Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 579Other manual workshop tools: 578
Freezers: 556Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 530
Bowling: 526Lacrosse: 526
Buckets or pails: 525Beach chairs or folding chairs: 520
Seesaws or teeterboards: 512Martial arts: 509
Chain saws: 508Clothing accessories: 507
Bed rails, adult: 485Snow tubing: 474
Knives: 467Baby carriages: 462
Other glass doors: 460Sports and recreational activity: 452
Sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 447Electrical wire or wiring systems: 438
Glass bottles or jars: 438Waterbeds or water pillows: 430
Camping equipment: 430Screen doors: 429
Nonglass doors: 419Bathtub or shower enclosures: 419
Chains: 416Bags: 416
Horseshoes: 408Aquariums or accessories: 398
Microwave ovens: 398Mattresses: 397
Flying toys: 397Nonglass bottles or jars: 391
Blankets: 390Clothing: 388
Field hockey: 387Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 381
Wire: 380Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 377
Stepladders: 372Window screens: 371
Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 368Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 362
Youth chairs: 355Book bags or back carriers: 350
Scooters, unpowered: 350Fire extinguishers: 349
Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 347Toy sports equipment: 346
Hot water: 345Hot tubs or home spas: 345
Dishwashers: 337Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 329
Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 322Upholstered footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 320
Toolboxes or tool kits: 318Aerosol containers: 317
Balloons: 311Building sets: 301
Baby exercisers: 292Paper products: 292
Coal or wood-burning stoves: 289Tractors: 288
Built-in fireplaces: 277Clothes dryers: 275
Cardboard products: 267Portable baby swings: 266
Street hockey: 265Wood paneling and particleboard: 264
Roller hockey: 255Blocks, stacking toys or pull toys: 254
Vending machines: 254Pillows: 254
Garden tractors: 253Eyeglasses: 253
Drills: 249Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 249
Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 241Combs or hairbrushes: 237
Pruning or trimming equipment: 237Other toy guns: 236
Plastic containers: 233Screwdrivers: 233
Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 226Desk supplies: 225
Other glass bottles or jars: 224Clocks: 219
Panel doors: 219Electrical outlets or receptacles: 216
Batteries: 215Light bulbs: 214
Christmas decorations: 214Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 213
Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 211Kitchen gadgets: 211
Pogo sticks: 211Recording tapes: 211
Mobile/manufactured homes: 206Crib extender rails or youth bed rails: 205
Tools: 204School equipment: 201
Upholstered chairs: 201Nail guns or stud drivers: 201
BBs or pellets: 199Nightwear: 197
Wooden containers: 196Other ovens: 194
Stretch cords or stretch straps: 192Pull-down or folding stairs: 192
Other electric lighting equipment: 189Bassinets or cradles: 186
Portable cribs: 185Cots: 177
Toy guns: 175Towels or cloths: 174
Seasonal decorations: 173Saws: 173
Hair dryers: 171Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 170
Telescopes, binoculars, microscopes or magnifying glasses: 169Sheets or pillowcases: 168
Portable food or beverage coolers: 164Vises or workshop clamps: 164
Gasoline: 163Christmas tree lights: 161
Other furnaces: 160Other heaters or heating systems: 160
Other ladders: 159Water tubing: 158
Photographic equipment: 157Scales: 153
Baby carriers or slings: 151Tape recorders or players: 149
Water toys: 147Air compressors: 144
Extension ladders: 143Pumps: 143
Toy weapons: 142Ironing boards or covers: 140
Scissors: 138Other windows or window glass: 138
Seed and fertilizer spreaders: 137Electric heaters: 137
Coins: 137Nonupholstered rocking chairs: 133
Grills: 131Futons: 129
Nonelectric blankets: 126Attachable high chairs: 123
Minibikes, powered: 122Tool sheds: 119
Razors or shavers: 119Toilet bowl products: 118
Footlockers: 117Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 116
Jewelry: 116Electric baseboard heaters: 116
Electric lighting equipment: 112Powered riding toys: 112
Gas or LP floor or wall heaters: 112Darts: 111
Workshop furnishings: 109Upholstered recliner chairs: 108
Cigarette or pipe lighters: 108Electric blenders: 107
Keys, key rings or key chains: 104Fire escape devices: 103
Liquid room deodorizers or fresheners: 102Extension cords: 101
Food warmers: 100Outerwear: 96
Radios: 94Above-ground swimming pools: 94
Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 94Slingshots or sling-propelled toys: 93
Other upholstered chairs: 91Bench or table saws: 89
Drinking fountains: 88Flotation toys: 84
Fireworks: 84Manual scissors: 84
Power drills or accessories: 84Food processors: 82
Baby harnesses: 82Snow plows: 82
Hair grooming equipment or accessories: 81Coffee makers or teapots: 81
Can openers: 80Flatware: 77
Business and office machines: 76Kites or kite string: 76
Automotive chemicals: 76Electric toy ovens: 76
Other containers: 73Portable circular power saws: 72
Fire sprinklers: 72Ceramics supplies or equipment: 71
Other furniture: 71Electric trains or accessories: 71
Toboggans: 71Thermostats: 71
Shoelace fasteners: 71Air purifiers: 71
Nonelectric toothbrushes: 71Electric counter-top ovens, broilers or toaster ovens: 71
Sewing machines or accessories: 71Counter-mounted cooking surfaces: 71
Unpowered models or parts: 71Baby baths or bathinettes: 71
Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 68Marbles: 68
Eye protection devices: 68Toy guns with projectiles: 68
Kerosene: 68Diapers: 68
Archery: 68Metal cookware: 68
Other power garden tools: 68Fuel storage tanks: 66
Awls, chisels or planes: 66Washer-dryer combinations: 66
Outdoor antennas: 66Thermal or sound insulation materials: 66
Storm doors with glass panels: 66Floor furnaces: 66
Storm windows: 66Power sanders: 66
Matches: 66Workshop compounds or chemicals: 66
Power tillers or cultivators: 66Bedding: 66
Night-lights: 66Doorstops: 65
Projectors: 59Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 53
Water heaters: 52Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 52
Safes: 46Storm doors without glass panels: 41
Snow throwers or blowers: 41General purpose household cleaners: 41
Power lawn mowers: 38Hair clippers and trimmers: 36
Outdoor electric lighting equipment: 36Electric Christmas decorations: 36
Gas or LP grills or stoves: 35Mountain climbing: 35
Baby bottles or nipples: 35Fireplace equipment: 35
Dune buggies/beach buggies: 35Swimming pool slides: 34
Baby mattresses or pads: 28Potty chairs or training seats: 23
Plastic bags: 23Other toy weapons: 23
Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 23Hand saws: 18
Saunas: 18Portable power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 18
Window or door security barriers: 18Electric kettles or hot pots: 18
Ice makers: 18Unattached appliance or lamp cords: 17
Knives with replaceable blades: 17First aid equipment: 17
Humidifiers: 17Handball: 17
Manual drills: 17Fire or smoke alarms: 17
Levels: 17Crib mobiles or crib gyms: 17
Other clothing: 17Pacifiers or teething rings: 17
Antifreeze: 17Carbon monoxide poisonings: 17
Plastic products: 17Toy make-up kits or cosmetics: 17
Moving walks: 17Massage devices or vibrators: 17
General home or room involvement in fires: 17Charcoal or wood-burning grills: 17
Tetherball: 16Baby bathtub seats or rings: 10
Scooters/skateboards, powered: 10Paper bags: 5
Car beds: 5Lighter fluids: 5
Vacuum containers: 5Inflatable toys: 5
Brick, stone or masonry chimneys: 5Metal chimneys, stovepipes or flues: 5
Chimneys: 5Slow cookers: 5
Gas furnaces: 5Gas ranges: 5
Wading pools: 5Costumes or masks: 5
Trash compactors: 5Ashtrays, electric or battery operated: 5
Children's play tents, play tunnels or other enclosures: 5Portable power drills and accessories: 5
Electric motors: 5Christmas tree stands or supports: 5
Substance ingested or inhaled by a victim under age: 5

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