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Accidents - 26-50 years old - Year 1998


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 3,210,302
See also: Lethal accidents, Other years, Other age groups.

Accidents - Sex

Accidents - Race

Accidents - Body Parts:
Finger:533,130Lower Trunk:316,204
Shoulder:141,659Upper Trunk:138,622
Wrist:123,022Lower Leg:113,173
Toe:109,443Lower Arm:93,958
Neck:51,226Upper Leg:44,307
All Of Body:32,076Mouth:29,047
Ear:28,389Upper Arm:18,008
25 - 50% Body:11,452Pubic Region:6,656

Accidents - Related Products


Stairs or steps: 344,250Knives: 174,605
Floors or flooring materials: 130,038Basketball: 119,109
Bicycles or accessories: 97,198Ladders: 68,375
Doors: 64,164Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 61,836
Softball: 59,205Exercise: 49,852
Bathtubs or showers: 49,059Ceilings and walls: 46,899
Chairs: 45,959Tables: 44,339
Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 41,023Tableware and accessories: 40,219
Windows or window glass: 38,008Containers: 37,873
House repair or construction materials: 37,398Drinking glasses: 36,489
Football: 36,027Beds: 35,977
Furniture: 35,690Snow skiing: 35,369
Baseball: 33,955Metal containers: 33,163
Horseback riding: 33,040Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 30,284
Fences or fence posts: 28,185Fishing: 26,425
Knives with replaceable blades: 25,294Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 24,856
Lawn mowers: 24,779Soccer: 24,489
Weight lifting: 23,017All-terrain vehicles: 22,319
Hammers: 21,320Footwear: 19,671
Volleyball: 18,837Chain saws: 18,537
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 18,241In-line skating: 18,062
First aid equipment: 14,560Rugs or carpets: 13,683
Golf: 13,603Bench or table saws: 13,042
Hot water: 12,420Swimming: 12,111
Saws: 11,961Refrigerators: 11,950
Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 11,783Roller skating: 11,460
Pruning or trimming equipment: 10,925Cookware: 10,471
Razors or shavers: 10,459Dancing: 10,013
Hockey: 9,960Pipes: 9,780
Bedsprings or bedframes: 9,747Swimming pools: 9,621
Martial arts: 9,458Wheelchairs: 9,410
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 9,374Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 9,287
Televisions: 9,055Bowling: 9,018
Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 9,003Bags: 8,851
Welding equipment: 8,819Doorsills or frames: 8,558
Other unpowered garden tools: 8,434Snow boarding: 8,284
Other toys: 8,271Water skiing: 8,211
Bottles or jars: 8,025Ice skating: 7,987
Exercise equipment: 7,803Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 7,307
Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 7,259Toilets: 7,247
Portable circular power saws: 6,819Jewelry: 6,747
Scaffolding: 6,685Drills: 6,588
Scissors: 6,576Mirrors or mirror glass: 6,552
Counters or countertops: 6,550Ball sports: 6,486
Handrails, railings or banisters: 6,418Garage doors: 6,280
Slicers and choppers: 6,174Other ranges: 5,939
Trampolines: 5,850Fans: 5,728
Glass bottles or jars: 5,683Cardboard products: 5,581
Tennis: 5,540Poles: 5,537
Air conditioners: 5,505Ice hockey: 5,414
Snowmobiles: 5,282Vacuum cleaners: 5,119
Manual cleaning equipment: 5,070Wire: 5,042
Bleaches: 5,016Riding power lawn mowers: 4,903
Sinks: 4,877Skating: 4,875
Nonelectric razors or shavers: 4,868Screwdrivers: 4,825
Washing machines: 4,797Gasoline: 4,776
Day wear: 4,765Nail guns or stud drivers: 4,753
Cabinet or door hardware: 4,722Glass doors: 4,707
Hatchets or axes: 4,679Surfing: 4,578
Buckets or pails: 4,540Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 4,425
Toolboxes or tool kits: 4,332General home or room involvement in fires: 4,323
Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 4,160Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 4,127
Wrestling: 4,084Bunk beds: 3,987
Luggage: 3,941Other manual workshop tools: 3,925
Power lawn mowers: 3,897Power saws: 3,877
Computers: 3,825Crutches, canes or walkers: 3,813
Telephones or telephone accessories: 3,778Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 3,767
Go-carts: 3,658Swings or swing sets: 3,613
Light bulbs: 3,574Grocery or shopping carts: 3,573
Stepladders: 3,529Amusement attractions: 3,517
Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 3,496Adhesives: 3,487
Rope or string: 3,454Grills: 3,387
Hand saws: 3,364Benches: 3,117
Lighting equipment: 3,040Skateboards: 3,031
Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 3,014Ramps or landings: 2,964
Built-in swimming pools: 2,960Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 2,913
Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 2,902Boxing: 2,893
Clothes dryers: 2,883Chains: 2,860
Elevators or other lifts: 2,806Awls, chisels or planes: 2,770
Tools: 2,766Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 2,753
Other ovens: 2,744Screen doors: 2,714
Mattresses: 2,677Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 2,583
Step stools: 2,582Paper products: 2,566
Rugby: 2,559Desk supplies: 2,450
Other Irons: 2,447Chemicals: 2,425
Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 2,376Aquariums or accessories: 2,327
Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 2,311Freezers: 2,307
Manual scissors: 2,286Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 2,282
Other portable or stationary power tools: 2,277Clothing: 2,273
Other windows or window glass: 2,267Other power saws: 2,244
Sliding glass doors or panels: 2,227Electrical wire or wiring systems: 2,207
Batteries: 2,191Bleachers: 2,176
Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 2,171Clothing accessories: 2,140
Band saws: 2,122Tractors: 2,090
Coffee makers or teapots: 2,069Dishwashers: 2,065
Other nonglass doors: 2,055Sleds: 2,049
Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 2,043Automatic doors: 1,946
Combs or hairbrushes: 1,926Nonglass doors: 1,926
Recliner chairs: 1,915Wood paneling and particleboard: 1,898
Swimming pool chemicals: 1,876Sports and recreational activity: 1,859
Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 1,857Other furnaces: 1,811
Carts: 1,804Power hedge trimmers: 1,799
Other ball sports: 1,791Windowsills or frames: 1,788
Diving or diving boards: 1,775Kitchen gadgets: 1,774
Billiards or pool: 1,773Flying toys: 1,760
Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 1,688Fireworks: 1,677
Water heaters: 1,669Camping equipment: 1,669
Plastic bags: 1,666Other glass doors: 1,654
Microwave ovens: 1,645Coal or wood-burning stoves: 1,641
General purpose household cleaners: 1,635Other glass bottles or jars: 1,608
Flatware: 1,596Portable food or beverage coolers: 1,592
Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 1,564Floor lamps or table lamps: 1,558
Golf carts: 1,552Roller hockey: 1,538
Water slides: 1,521Power drills or accessories: 1,519
Eyeglasses: 1,509Public equipment: 1,502
Radiators: 1,487Food processors: 1,480
Beach chairs or folding chairs: 1,469Stretch cords or stretch straps: 1,463
Swimming pool equipment: 1,454Heaters or heating systems: 1,433
Water tubing: 1,398Hot tubs or home spas: 1,370
Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 1,354Gas or LP grills or stoves: 1,343
Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 1,337Bathtub or shower enclosures: 1,331
Waterbeds or water pillows: 1,298Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 1,287
Baby gates or barriers: 1,274Escalators: 1,252
Slides or sliding boards: 1,237Log splitters: 1,229
Aerosol containers: 1,226Wooden containers: 1,198
Storm windows: 1,195Soaps: 1,161
Horseshoes: 1,144Manual snow or ice removal tools: 1,140
Metal cookware: 1,129Drain cleaners: 1,123
Manual hedge trimmers: 1,117Towels or cloths: 1,111
Christmas tree lights: 1,097Canning jars or lids: 1,092
Acids: 1,073Power routers: 1,070
Archery: 1,065Tool sheds: 1,061
Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 1,058Eye protection devices: 1,039
Baby strollers: 1,029Keys, key rings or key chains: 1,019
Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 1,001Nonglass bottles or jars: 997
Glass soft drink bottles: 989Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 975
Scuba diving: 969Power tillers or cultivators: 969
Mountain climbing: 968Extension ladders: 954
Handball: 939Other fireplaces: 938
Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 935Blankets: 915
Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 898Carbon monoxide poisonings: 885
Rotary power lawn mowers: 883Ammonia, household: 869
Paint or varnish thinners: 859Christmas decorations: 844
Plastic containers: 843Ear protection devices: 838
Storm doors with glass panels: 824BBs or pellets: 819
Upholstered footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 815Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 814
Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 813Street hockey: 803
Electrical outlets or receptacles: 795Rocking chairs: 794
Jigsaws: 791Mobile/manufactured homes: 788
Portable power drills and accessories: 786Garden tractors: 770
Gymnastics: 770Thermal or sound insulation materials: 767
Electric or battery-powered knives: 766Portable power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 763
Lockers: 761Other antennas: 756
Fuel storage tanks: 754Pressure cookers or canners: 752
Oven cleaners: 747Vending machines: 741
Pillows: 736Other containers: 731
Safes: 720Television tables or stands: 712
Snow throwers or blowers: 712Sewing machines or accessories: 706
Matches: 704Cutting torches: 701
Automotive chemicals: 701Ceramics supplies or equipment: 685
Personal protection devices: 681Electric heating pads: 677
Lubricants: 668Plastic products: 666
Slow cookers: 656Manual pruning or trimming equipment: 643
Manicuring devices: 641Hammocks: 640
Power sanders: 639Manual filing or sanding tools: 635
Extension cords: 625Snow tubing: 621
Outdoor awnings or shutters: 617Fireplace equipment: 615
Other grills or stoves: 607Electric blenders: 606
Outerwear: 595Recording tapes: 593
Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 584Electric ranges: 580
Manual drills: 578Cigarette or pipe lighters: 576
Toilet bowl products: 559Fuel-burning lighting equipment: 549
Faucets or spigots: 546Air compressors: 545
Electric frying pans and skillets: 539Track and field: 530
Charcoal: 528Minibikes, powered: 527
Ironing boards or covers: 523Stationary power drills and accessories: 520
Playpens: 518Radios: 501
Can openers: 499Wading pools: 499
Seasonal decorations: 498Radial arm saws: 496
Tape recorders or players: 491Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 488
Hair dryers: 482Electric lighting equipment: 470
Other ladders: 465Food grinders: 463
Electric welding equipment: 454Cribs: 453
Towel racks or bars: 453Generators or power plants: 451
Aluminum foil wrapping products: 451Kerosene or oil heaters: 448
Workshop furnishings: 445Plastic wrapping products: 436
Other plastic products: 435Business and office machines: 427
Paper cutters: 426Brushcutters, powered: 424
Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 422Pumps: 416
Fabric treatment products: 414Pull-down or folding stairs: 408
Steam irons: 399Sprayers: 398
Other furniture: 396Paint or varnish removers, paintbrush cleaners: 389
Nonmetal cookware: 387Nonbaby mattresses: 387
Antifreeze: 386Laundry soaps or detergents: 384
Self-contained openers: 381Electric deep fryers: 380
Outdoor antennas: 378Cots: 377
Fire extinguishers: 376Massage devices or vibrators: 368
Caulking or spackling compounds: 367Book bags or back carriers: 362
Photographic equipment: 359Treehouses or playhouses: 359
Other power garden tools: 358Vises or workshop clamps: 350
Painting equipment, powered: 348Fixed floor-length glass panels: 347
Toboggans: 347Nonelectric toothbrushes: 343
Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 343Stationary power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 343
Gasoline cans: 342Power jointers: 341
Other playground equipment: 339Lacrosse: 334
Footlockers: 331Artificial Christmas trees: 320
Car seats: 320Balloons: 319
Glue guns: 315Power pruning or trimming equipment: 315
Other electric lighting equipment: 311Fire escape devices: 311
Lighter fluids: 311Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 306
Other manual pruning or trimming equipment: 304Wagons: 304
Paper bags: 295Toy boxes or chests: 294
Darts: 294Boilers: 289
Sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 285Knife sharpeners: 285
Fuel oils: 274Playground equipment: 273
Watches: 272Field hockey: 263
Reel power lawn mowers: 257Outdoor electric lighting equipment: 256
Metal or plastic molding sets: 256Rug shampooers: 256
Dishwashing liquid: 255Drinking fountains: 254
Clocks: 254Kerosene: 246
Leaf blowers: 234Sun lamps: 234
Chimneys: 229Unpowered models or parts: 227
Gas furnaces: 227Fertilizers: 226
Spot removers or cleaning fluids: 226Sheets or pillowcases: 226
Soldering equipment: 218Automotive waxes, polishes or cleaners: 218
Floor waxes: 218Bars and bar accessories: 218
Dune buggies/beach buggies: 217Pine oil cleaning and disinfectant preparations: 217
Other upholstered chairs: 217Detergents: 217
Power leaf mulchers and grinders: 216Flotation toys: 215
Other power pruning or trimming equipment: 208Windshield wiper fluids: 208
Diesel fuels: 207Electric motors: 207
Record players: 202Animal traps: 201
Electric mixers: 198Toasters: 197
Food warmers: 196Stilts: 191
Baby carriers: 190Ice makers: 189
Gas or LP heaters: 189Solid room deodorizers or fresheners: 188
Carbon monoxide detectors: 188Electric coffee makers or teapots: 188
Paintbrushes or rollers, manual: 187Doorstops: 181
Gas ranges: 180Nightwear: 180
Pogo sticks: 178Baby walkers or jumpers: 172
Costumes or masks: 170Tapes: 169
Abrasive cleaners: 162Room deodorizers or fresheners: 161
Storm doors without glass panels: 161High chairs: 160
Saunas: 159Above-ground swimming pools: 159
Baby carriers or slings: 159Panel doors: 154
School equipment: 153Electric grills: 152
Juicers: 152Unattached appliance or lamp cords: 152
Clothespins: 151Nonglass bathtub or shower enclosures: 151
Electric can openers: 151Garbage disposers: 151
Swimming pool slides: 151Hair grooming equipment or accessories: 150
Filters: 150Lighted make-up mirrors: 149
Musical instruments, electric or battery operated: 149Baby bottles or nipples: 148
Safety pins: 143Appliances: 143
Thermostats: 143Dehumidifiers: 142
Toy sports equipment: 142Snow plows: 140
Brick, stone or masonry chimneys: 133Levels: 133
Thermometers: 132Gasoline or other fuel-powered models: 132
Charcoal or wood-burning grills: 132Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 132
Electric baseboard heaters: 131Coins: 131
Fertilizers and other chemicals for outdoor use: 124Electric razors or shavers: 122
Sleeping bags: 121Manual push mowers: 121
Sabre saws: 113Fire or smoke alarms: 113
Ashtrays, electric or battery operated: 112Seesaws or teeterboards: 105
Trash compactors: 104Other heaters or heating systems: 104
Furniture polishes or waxes: 103Unicycles: 103
Other toy guns: 103Water toys: 102
Scooters, unpowered: 102Projectors: 95
Other baby carriers: 94Power hack saws: 94
Fencing: 94Battery chargers: 94
Other clothing: 94Hot plates: 93
Nonelectric blankets: 87Range or oven accessories: 87
Window screens: 86Unpowered coffee makers or teapots: 86
Riding toys: 86Crib extender rails or youth bed rails: 85
Other bedding: 85Night-lights: 84
Ice picks: 84Methyl alcohol: 84
Internal combustion engines: 84Incinerators: 84
Bottle openers: 84Metal polishes, tarnish removers or preventatives: 84
Garden sprayers: 84Kites or kite string: 84
Electric scissors: 84Caustics: 75
Diapers: 75Fabrics: 75
School laboratory chemicals: 75Electric corn poppers: 75
Drain snakes: 75Futons: 75
Cheerleading: 75Scooters/skateboards, powered: 75
Portable baby swings: 75Snow disks: 75
Gas ovens: 74Children's play tents, play tunnels or other enclosures: 74
Electric toothbrushes or oral irrigators: 74Coin-operated car washing equipment: 74
Humidifiers: 74Electric brooms: 74
Dry heat irons: 74Ice crushers: 74
Moving walks: 74Crib mobiles or crib gyms: 74
Tarpaulins: 74Hearing aids: 67
Tetherball: 67Clothes steamers: 67
Upholstered recliner chairs: 67Straight ladders: 67
Youth chairs: 67Fuel charcoal lighters: 67
Electric soldering equipment: 66Containers with key openers: 66
Bread making machines: 66Metal chimneys, stovepipes or flues: 66
Electric heaters: 66Electric kettles or hot pots: 66
Charcoal lighters: 66Christmas tree stands or supports: 66
Floor furnaces: 66Toy guns: 66
Gas or LP floor or wall heaters: 57Gas-burning fireplaces: 57
Power lathes: 56Toy make-up kits or cosmetics: 38
Electric Christmas decorations: 38Skeet shooting: 38
Matchbooks: 37Toy weapons: 37
Water polo: 37Rotisseries: 37
Molding compounds: 37Marbles: 37
Lighters: 37Potholders, oven mitts or hot pads: 19
Wooden matches: 19Dishwasher detergents: 19
Water softeners or conditioners: 19Pedal-powered adult vehicles: 19
Nonupholstered rocking chairs: 19Liquid room deodorizers or fresheners: 19
Telescopes, binoculars, microscopes or magnifying glasses: 19Lamp oils: 19
Dry ice: 19Vacuum containers: 18
Fuel-burning welding equipment: 18Toy guns with projectiles: 18
Power shapers: 18Floor buffers or waxers: 18
Art supplies or equipment: 18Electric waffle irons: 18
Built-in fireplaces: 18Turpentine: 18
Manual lawn trimmers or edgers: 18Electric counter-top ovens, broilers or toaster ovens: 18
Lye: 18Portable electric heaters: 18
Blocks, stacking toys or pull toys: 18Indoor antennas: 18
Fire sprinklers: 6

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