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Accidents - Year 2002 - Lower Leg


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 426,713
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Stairs or steps: 41,852Bicycles or accessories: 32,020
Football: 13,841Basketball: 13,804
Floors or flooring materials: 13,423Soccer: 11,412
Beds: 11,081All-terrain vehicles: 8,537
Exercise: 7,980Wheelchairs: 7,486
Tables: 7,457Softball: 7,296
Fences or fence posts: 7,220Snow skiing: 6,845
Ladders: 6,773Chairs: 6,644
Baseball: 6,578Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 5,877
Trampolines: 5,814Bathtubs or showers: 5,346
Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 4,897Skateboards: 4,346
Ceilings and walls: 4,058House repair or construction materials: 4,034
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 3,955Knives: 3,835
Scooters, unpowered: 3,404Slides or sliding boards: 3,399
Bedsprings or bedframes: 3,345Chain saws: 3,307
Bags: 3,198Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 3,196
Lawn mowers: 2,899Crutches, canes or walkers: 2,860
Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 2,749Horseback riding: 2,732
Fishing: 2,677In-line skating: 2,392
Containers: 2,334Pipes: 2,321
Footwear: 2,303Doors: 2,272
Windows or window glass: 2,180Roller skating: 2,166
Sleds: 2,159Snow boarding: 2,136
Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 2,135Toilets: 2,055
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 1,917Swings or swing sets: 1,791
Hot water: 1,756Poles: 1,674
Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 1,546Tennis: 1,536
Pet supplies: 1,529Benches: 1,521
Track and field: 1,507Gasoline: 1,481
Martial arts: 1,450Volleyball: 1,430
Day wear: 1,388Tableware and accessories: 1,387
Swimming pools: 1,354Razors or shavers: 1,253
Go-carts: 1,251Knives with replaceable blades: 1,233
Furniture: 1,233Mirrors or mirror glass: 1,212
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 1,148Dancing: 1,145
Swimming: 1,120Other unpowered garden tools: 1,116
Golf: 1,069Exercise equipment: 1,068
Bunk beds: 1,053Bottles or jars: 1,044
Ball sports: 1,038Drinking glasses: 1,030
Other toys: 997Snowmobiles: 987
Ice skating: 979Other Irons: 970
Televisions: 968Hammers: 947
Bleachers: 943Grocery or shopping carts: 941
Stools: 910Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 883
Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 869Skating: 866
Gymnastics: 853Glass bottles or jars: 840
Metal containers: 818Aquariums or accessories: 800
Dishwashers: 792Riding power lawn mowers: 779
Wrestling: 775Wire: 754
Step stools: 726Scaffolding: 720
Carts: 705Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 691
Hockey: 683Rugs or carpets: 665
Golf carts: 662Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 653
Buckets or pails: 651Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 625
Handrails, railings or banisters: 618Amusement attractions: 613
Surfing: 598Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 596
Power tillers or cultivators: 594Built-in swimming pools: 591
Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 579Bowling: 578
Other ball sports: 564Water skiing: 556
Vacuum cleaners: 543Sinks: 543
Counters or countertops: 530Stepladders: 498
Weight lifting: 490Diving or diving boards: 483
Hatchets or axes: 481Manual cleaning equipment: 480
Lighting equipment: 463Escalators: 460
Heaters or heating systems: 460Recliner chairs: 456
Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 432Ice hockey: 424
Wood paneling and particleboard: 416Doorsills or frames: 415
Fireworks: 413Sports and recreational activity: 406
Pens and pencils: 404Plastic bags: 403
Saws: 402Rugby: 399
Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 395Rope or string: 386
Baby gates or barriers: 384Playground equipment: 378
Nonelectric razors or shavers: 374Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 370
Power lawn mowers: 364Cheerleading: 358
Chains: 351Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 343
Barstools or kitchen stools: 340Cookware: 335
Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 330Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 327
Decorative yard equipment: 326Minibikes, powered: 323
Ramps or landings: 321Other fireplaces: 320
Other playground equipment: 319Scooters/skateboards, powered: 314
Toolboxes or tool kits: 312Nail guns or stud drivers: 311
Garage doors: 294Public equipment: 294
Nonglass doors: 287Elevators or other lifts: 283
Pruning or trimming equipment: 281Light bulbs: 275
Glass doors: 273Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 273
Mattresses: 273Manual snow or ice removal tools: 272
Luggage: 270Floor lamps or table lamps: 268
Grills: 268Camping equipment: 266
Beach chairs or folding chairs: 264Refrigerators: 263
Other ranges: 263Cribs: 261
Other ovens: 257Tools: 251
Seesaws or teeterboards: 243Water tubing: 243
Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 240Cardboard products: 239
Mountain climbing: 239Other glass bottles or jars: 235
Sliding glass doors or panels: 235Field hockey: 233
Garden tractors: 233Plastic containers: 231
Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 229Lacrosse: 227
Horseshoes: 227Cabinet or door hardware: 223
Coal or wood-burning stoves: 223Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 222
Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 221Clothing: 219
Electrical wire or wiring systems: 219Air conditioners: 210
Wagons: 207Children's play tents, play tunnels or other enclosures: 206
Extension ladders: 202Baby strollers: 201
Television tables or stands: 200Radiators: 198
Snow tubing: 198Paper products: 192
Cutting torches: 184Tricycles: 183
Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 181General home or room involvement in fires: 180
Other containers: 177Upholstered footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 171
Tractors: 167Other stools: 167
Ashtrays, not electric or not battery operated: 166Lighter fluids: 163
Swimming pool equipment: 162Scissors: 161
Awls, chisels or planes: 159Freezers: 159
Other manual workshop tools: 159Roller hockey: 159
Sprayers: 153Mobile/manufactured homes: 153
Pressurized containers: 150Tombstones or grave markers: 150
Books, magazines, albums or scrapbooks: 150Toy boxes or chests: 149
Matches: 148Riding toys: 147
Power drills or accessories: 145Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 145
Tie racks, belt racks or other clothes hangers: 144Other plastic products: 144
Electric Christmas decorations: 144Magazine racks or book ends: 144
Lubricants: 143Fans: 143
Footlockers: 143Screen doors: 140
Nonglass bottles or jars: 137Pumps: 136
Welding equipment: 136Towels or cloths: 136
Laundry baskets: 136Rotary power lawn mowers: 131
Clothes dryers: 129Flying toys: 127
Laundry hampers: 127Baby changing tables: 127
Trays: 125Bathtub or shower enclosures: 122
Pins and needles: 122Other nonglass doors: 113
Rocking chairs: 112Faucets or spigots: 111
Brushcutters, powered: 111Chemicals: 107
Towel racks or bars: 107Car seats: 107
Electric heating pads: 106Bleaches: 105
Outerwear: 99Telephones or telephone accessories: 98
Book bags or back carriers: 98Other windows or window glass: 98
Umbrellas: 94Pillows: 94
Clocks: 92Street hockey: 92
Fuel storage tanks: 91Glue guns: 91
Bench or table saws: 91Fire escape devices: 90
Sheets or pillowcases: 90Wooden containers: 89
Badminton: 89Gas or LP heaters: 85
Gas or LP grills or stoves: 85Tarpaulins: 84
Ceramics supplies or equipment: 83Flatware: 83
Canning jars or lids: 83Business and office machines: 83
Stretch cords or stretch straps: 82Futons: 82
Crib extender rails or youth bed rails: 81First aid equipment: 78
Detergents: 78Aerosol containers: 76
Hand saws: 76Eye protection devices: 76
Seed and fertilizer spreaders: 76Combs or hairbrushes: 76
Caulking or spackling compounds: 76Clothing accessories: 76
Desk supplies: 76Electric or battery-powered knives: 76
Manual push mowers: 76Unattached appliance or lamp cords: 76
Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 76Other toy guns: 76
Washing machines: 75Musical instruments, not electric or not battery operated: 75
Laundry soaps or detergents: 75Coffee makers or teapots: 74
Coins: 73Straight ladders: 68
Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 68Artificial flowers or plants: 68
Artificial Christmas trees: 68Animal traps: 68
Jigsaws: 68Dry heat irons: 68
Inflatable furniture: 68Other antennas: 68
Automatic doors: 68Boilers: 68
Humidifiers: 68Kitchen mixing bowls, canisters or similar containers: 68
Toy sports equipment: 68Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 68
Manual filing or sanding tools: 68Storm windows: 68
Hot tubs or home spas: 68Dishwashing liquid: 67
Other portable or stationary power tools: 67Power pruning or trimming equipment: 67
Other ladders: 67Paint or varnish thinners: 67
Thermometers: 67Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 67
Power jointers: 67Workshop furnishings: 67
Electric ranges: 67Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 66
Vending machines: 61Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 60
Handball: 60Electric blenders: 60
Food processors: 60Power saws: 60
Drills: 60Food skewers: 60
Tape recorders or players: 60Electric frying pans and skillets: 60
Hammocks: 59Kerosene or oil heaters: 56
Treehouses or playhouses: 55Water slides: 50
Portable circular power saws: 49Portable food or beverage coolers: 49
Wheeled riding toys, unpowered: 46Radios: 43
Baby walkers or jumpers: 43Table tennis: 38
Fertilizers: 38Tapes: 38
Microwave ovens: 36BBs or pellets: 35
Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 34Fireplace equipment: 31
Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 30Other power saws: 30
Batteries: 30Manual scissors: 30
Sleeping bags: 30Extension cords: 30
Lockers: 27Electric heaters: 22
Archery: 21Christmas decorations: 21
Screwdrivers: 21Sewing machines or accessories: 20
Sewing basket articles: 16Gasoline cans: 16
Manual drills: 16Jalousie glass windows: 15
Cots: 15Metal cookware: 15
Snow throwers or blowers: 15Nonupholstered rocking chairs: 15
High chairs: 15Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 15
Methyl alcohol: 15Toboggans: 15
Fire extinguishers: 15Unpowered models or parts: 15
Other electric lighting equipment: 15Inflatable toys: 15
Fuel oils: 15Fertilizers and other chemicals for outdoor use: 15
Computers: 15Manicuring devices: 15
Glass tubing or test tubes: 15Acids: 15
Baby carriers: 15Windowsills or frames: 15
Tool sheds: 15Power routers: 15
Ashtrays, electric or battery operated: 15Slow cookers: 15
Snow plows: 15Plastic products: 15
Internal combustion engines: 15Automotive tools or accessories: 15
Ice makers: 15Glass soft drink bottles: 15
Baby bouncer seats: 15Waterbeds or water pillows: 15
Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 15Baby carriages: 15
Playpens: 11Lighters: 11
General purpose household cleaners: 11Blankets: 11
Seasonal decorations: 5Cigarette or pipe lighters: 5
Other grills or stoves: 5Charcoal: 5
Blocks, stacking toys or pull toys: 5Billiards or pool: 5
Toothpicks or hor d'oeuvres picks: 5Electric lighting equipment: 5
Tetherball: 5Bedding: 5
Air compressors: 5Safety pins: 5
Manual pruning or trimming equipment: 5Darts: 5
Paper bags: 5Baby mattresses or pads: 5

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