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Accidents - Year 2009 - Head


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 1,883,437
See also: Lethal accidents, Other years, Other body parts.

Accidents - Age Distribution

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Accidents - Related Products


Floors or flooring materials: 241,997Stairs or steps: 156,337
Beds or bedframes: 131,393Bicycles or accessories: 81,442
Tables: 69,805Ceilings and walls: 66,137
Chairs: 65,714Football: 46,222
Bathtubs or showers: 45,787Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 37,850
Doors: 35,556Basketball: 33,445
Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 33,029Wheelchairs: 27,376
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 25,055Baseball: 24,475
Soccer: 24,032All-terrain vehicles: 19,086
Ladders: 18,259Crutches, canes or walkers: 17,735
Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 16,864Grocery or shopping carts: 16,171
Skateboards: 15,750Toilets: 15,254
Horseback riding: 14,293Swings or swing sets: 13,647
Doorsills or frames: 13,547Softball: 13,437
Counters or countertops: 12,786Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 12,651
Rugs or carpets: 11,862Other toys: 10,756
Bunk beds: 10,327Poles: 10,263
Televisions: 9,958Swimming pools: 9,946
Fences or fence posts: 9,297Footwear: 8,073
Benches: 8,073Windows and window glass, other than storm windows: 7,632
Slides or sliding boards: 7,442Car seats: 6,999
Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 6,980Exercise: 6,912
Scooters, unpowered: 6,859Golf: 6,154
Baby strollers: 6,082Handrails, railings or banisters: 5,979
Trampolines: 5,888Cribs: 5,881
Snow boarding: 5,682Sports and recreational activity: 5,576
Exercise equipment: 5,305Sinks: 5,280
High chairs: 5,168Snow skiing: 5,156
Barstools or kitchen stools: 4,996Hockey: 4,875
Weight lifting: 4,834Refrigerators: 4,812
Stools: 4,787Bleachers: 4,716
Sleds: 4,636Ice skating: 4,593
Pipes: 4,520Fishing: 4,411
Other fireplaces: 4,210Windowsills or frames: 4,103
Furniture: 4,021Playground equipment: 3,956
Containers: 3,886Cheerleading: 3,838
Golf carts: 3,634Wrestling: 3,570
Other ball sports: 3,482Cabinet or door hardware: 3,469
Roller skating: 3,465Lacrosse: 3,459
Day wear: 3,361Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 3,350
Dancing: 3,245Ice hockey: 3,193
Fans: 3,043Volleyball: 3,022
Other playground equipment: 2,989Hammers: 2,929
Television tables or stands: 2,854Surfing: 2,801
Pet supplies: 2,776Glass doors or doors with glass panels: 2,773
Computers: 2,766Baby changing tables: 2,752
Tools: 2,745Garage doors: 2,717
Radiators: 2,588Chair, rocking: 2,565
Water slides: 2,537Telephones or telephone accessories: 2,459
Tableware and accessories: 2,443Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 2,365
Amusement attractions: 2,306Rugby: 2,301
Built-in swimming pools: 2,284Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 2,263
Gymnastics: 2,239Wagons: 2,131
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 2,055Swimming: 2,016
House repair or construction materials: 1,979Baby bouncer seats: 1,971
Bottles or jars: 1,955Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 1,894
Chair, recliner: 1,875Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 1,869
Tricycles: 1,826Diving or diving boards: 1,781
Step stools: 1,762Other unpowered garden tools: 1,734
Musical instruments, not electric or not battery operated: 1,725Stepladders: 1,719
Escalators: 1,708Public equipment: 1,693
Freezers: 1,687Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 1,663
Lockers: 1,626Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 1,601
Ball sports: 1,591Track and field: 1,571
Metal containers: 1,556Air conditioners: 1,542
Martial arts: 1,513Carts: 1,510
Tennis: 1,487Water skiing: 1,478
Hammocks: 1,437Elevators or other lifts: 1,418
Footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 1,411Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 1,379
Go-carts: 1,367Scooters/skateboards, powered: 1,349
Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 1,345Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 1,325
Mirrors or mirror glass: 1,317Heaters or heating systems: 1,296
Floor lamps or table lamps: 1,271Other ranges or ovens: 1,242
Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 1,238Manual cleaning equipment: 1,224
In-line skating: 1,214Wheeled riding toys, unpowered: 1,214
Vending machines: 1,198Vacuum cleaners: 1,184
Ramps or landings: 1,174Baby gates or barriers: 1,162
Cords, electrical: 1,135Boxing: 1,091
Riding power lawn mowers: 1,077Built-in fireplaces: 1,072
Balls: 1,068Luggage: 1,057
Bed rails: 1,043Baby walkers or jumpers: 1,038
Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 1,032Clocks: 1,010
Billiards or pool: 996Knives: 984
Attachable high chairs: 960Decorative yard equipment: 952
Books, magazines, albums or scrapbooks: 947Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 942
Toy boxes or chests: 938Automatic doors: 931
Water tubing: 893Bags: 879
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 875Clothing accessories: 857
Light bulbs: 846Eyeglasses: 845
Baby carriers: 835Rope or string: 834
Other manual workshop tools: 800Aquariums or accessories: 788
Faucets or spigots: 784Cookware: 754
Bowling: 742Powered riding toys: 737
Christmas decorations: 735Bathtub or shower enclosures: 727
Clothing irons: 726Portable baby swings: 720
Manual snow or ice removal tools: 714Tree stands: 713
Lawn mowers: 702Bars and bar accessories: 678
Book bags or back carriers: 675Clothes dryers: 674
Wooden containers: 665Paper products: 659
Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 659Towel racks or bars: 658
Scaffolding: 658Laundry baskets: 656
Snowmobiles: 635Clothing: 634
Buckets or pails: 630Motorized vehicles: 630
Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 628Washing machines: 626
Tool sheds: 623Drinking glasses: 620
Riding toys: 599Mattresses: 585
Other furniture: 581Flying toys: 580
Pull-down or folding stairs: 577Pillows: 572
Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 565Beach chairs or folding chairs: 551
Toolboxes or tool kits: 547Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 547
Microwave ovens: 547Fire extinguishers: 542
Dishwashers: 536Treehouses or playhouses: 530
Plastic containers: 503Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 491
Trays: 488Outdoor awnings or shutters: 487
Razors or shavers: 487Playpens: 486
Blankets: 481Glass bottles or jars: 479
Towels or cloths: 478Futons: 474
Metal cookware: 456Mountain climbing: 454
Hot tubs or home spas: 452Drills: 449
Nonwheeled riding toys, unpowered: 436Field hockey: 433
Nonelectric toothbrushes: 427Tie racks, belt racks or other clothes hangers: 423
Nonglass bottles or jars: 423Decorative water features: 421
Umbrellas: 417Pruning or trimming equipment: 412
Swimming pool equipment: 412Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 409
Power lawn mowers: 409Table tennis: 398
Stretch cords or stretch straps: 395Tape recorders or players: 394
Footlockers: 389Cardboard products: 387
Portable food or beverage coolers: 383Snow tubing: 380
Remote control, universal or not stated: 376Camping equipment: 373
Outerwear: 369Toy sports equipment: 368
Hatchets or axes: 359Chain saws: 355
Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 353Dune buggies/beach buggies: 344
Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 343Seesaws or teeterboards: 343
Jewelry: 336Horseshoes: 332
Above-ground swimming pools: 328Tractors: 327
Nonelectric blankets: 324Sheets or pillowcases: 323
Other baby carriers: 323Magazine racks or book ends: 320
Plastic bags: 318BBs or pellets: 317
Wire: 317Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 307
Swimming pool slides: 307Skating: 306
Street hockey: 306Window screens: 305
Other glass bottles or jars: 305Pens and pencils: 305
Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 304Grills: 299
Scales: 297Extension cords: 290
Fireplace equipment: 288Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 287
Artificial Christmas trees: 286Toddler beds: 284
Extension or straight ladders: 284Desk supplies: 284
Hot water: 281Garden tractors: 279
Nonelectric razors or shavers: 273Baby exercisers: 273
Inflatable furniture: 271Nightwear: 271
Nail guns or stud drivers: 268Chains: 266
Minibikes, powered: 263Combs or hairbrushes: 260
Slow cookers: 256Other toy weapons: 252
Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 251Workshop furnishings: 249
Wigs, falls or hairpieces: 248Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 240
Art and ceramic supplies or equipment: 236Sprayers: 232
School equipment: 227Coffee makers or teapots: 225
Pedal-powered adult vehicles: 224Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 224
Eye protection devices: 223Pogo sticks: 222
Utility vehicles: 220Electric coffee makers or teapots: 216
Battery chargers: 214Other toy guns: 210
Gasoline: 208Kitchen gadgets: 207
Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 204Croquet: 197
Blocks, stacking toys or pull toys: 193Hair clippers and trimmers: 193
Other portable or stationary power tools: 188Radios: 186
Other furnaces: 184Coal or wood-burning stoves: 184
Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 183Electric baseboard heaters: 181
Other bedding: 179Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 178
Other containers: 176Keys, key rings or key chains: 171
Pins and needles: 170Drinking fountains: 170
Soaps: 166Fuel storage tanks: 166
Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 162Electric Christmas decorations: 161
Hair dryers: 161Business and office machines: 161
Projectors: 159Other sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 157
Potty chairs or training seats: 156Handball: 152
Bassinets or cradles: 151Saws: 150
Detergents: 150Tarpaulins: 148
Hair grooming equipment or accessories: 146Roller hockey: 142
Photographic equipment: 140Doorstops: 138
Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 137Baby carriages: 136
Ashtrays, not electric or not battery operated: 132Tombstones or grave markers: 132
Children's play tents, play tunnels or other enclosures: 130Aerosol containers: 130
Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 127Electric blenders: 127
Fertilizers: 126Fire or smoke alarms: 124
Power pruning or trimming equipment: 124Baby bottles or nipples: 122
Coins: 122Tetherball: 121
Portable swimming pools: 120Personal protection devices: 116
Storm windows: 115Fireworks: 115
Leaf blowers: 112Cots: 108
Vacuum containers: 108Thermostats: 106
Baby mattresses or pads: 102Metal or plastic molding sets: 100
Batteries: 98Water polo: 96
Ironing boards or covers: 96Balloons: 95
Electrical outlets or receptacles: 93Other power garden tools: 92
Baby carriers or slings: 92Chimneys: 92
Rotary power lawn mowers: 90Portable cribs: 88
Electric heaters: 86Darts: 86
Workshop grinders, buffers, or polishers: 84Trash compactors: 84
Other manual pruning or trimming equipment: 84Brick, stone or masonry chimneys: 84
Lubricants: 84Inflatable toys: 83
Power saws: 82Record players: 82
Food processors: 81General home or room involvement in fires: 78
Log splitters: 78Baby bathtub seats or rings: 78
Musical instruments, electric or battery operated: 78Manual push mowers: 77
Sewing machines or accessories: 76Night-lights: 75
Windshield wiper fluids: 75Manual filing or sanding tools: 75
Fuel oils: 75Water toys: 75
Floor furnaces: 75Electric heating pads: 75
Kitchen mixing bowls, canisters or similar containers: 73Artificial flowers or plants: 70
Skeet shooting: 70Workshop compounds or chemicals: 70
Gasoline cans: 70Archery: 70
Shuffleboard: 70Nonmetal cookware: 70
Power drills or accessories: 70Curling: 70
Residential alternative energy systems foron-site power generation: 69Humidifiers: 69
Safes: 69Toilet bowl products: 69
Party favors: 69Manicuring devices: 69
Lighting equipment: 68Recording tapes: 68
Fencing: 68Scuba diving: 65
Power hedge trimmers: 62Ice makers: 62
Toy weapons: 62Chemicals: 62
General purpose household cleaners: 62Knives with replaceable blades: 62
Pressurized containers: 62Other grills or stoves: 62
Aluminum foil wrapping products: 62Chafing dishes or fondue pots: 62
Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 58Electrical wire or wiring systems: 46
Laundry hampers: 46Manual pruning or trimming equipment: 46
Cigarette or pipe lighters: 46Floor waxes: 46
Water heaters: 46Costumes or masks: 46
Electric mixers: 46Diapers: 42
Gas or LP grills or stoves: 41Christmas tree lights: 37
Artificial turf: 37Portable electric heaters: 36
Lunch boxes or pails: 36Flatware: 33
Kites or kite string: 32Wood paneling and particleboard: 31
Plant foods or fertilizers for potted plants: 31Saunas: 31
Toboggans: 30Adhesives: 30
Laundry soaps or detergents: 30Fire escape devices: 30
Swimming pool chemicals: 30Flotation toys: 30
Toy guns with projectiles: 30Building sets: 30
Electric fireplaces: 21Seasonal decorations: 21
Pressure cookers or canners: 16Slicers and choppers: 16
Mobile/manufactured homes: 16Cosmetics: 16
Fuel-burning lighting equipment: 15Bench or table saws: 15
Paintbrushes or rollers, manual: 15Drain cleaners: 15
Lighters: 15Portable circular power saws: 15
Power shapers: 15Other specified plastic products: 15
Fabric treatment products: 15Brushcutters, powered: 15
Bleaches: 15Electric blankets or sheets: 15
Other electric lighting equipment: 15Toy guns: 15
Electric lighting equipment: 15Electric counter-top ovens, broilers or toaster ovens: 15
Burglar alarms: 15Sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 15
Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 15Gas ranges or ovens: 15
Air purifiers: 15Appliances: 15
Food grinders: 15Gas-burning fireplaces: 15
Heat pumps: 15Watches: 15
Gas or LP heaters: 15Outdoor antennas: 15
Paper cutters: 15Scissors: 15
Electric toy racing cars or accessories: 15Outdoor electric lighting equipment: 12
Screwdrivers: 6Floor buffers or waxers: 6
Manual scissors: 6First aid equipment: 6
Wallpaper: 6Table linens: 6
Clothespins: 6Rocketry sets: 6
Canning jars or lids: 6Baby harnesses: 6
Pumps: 6Solid room deodorizers or fresheners: 6
Baby baths or bathinettes: 6Butane or LP gas meters: 6

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