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Accidents - 50+ years old - Year 2003 - Head


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 297,438
See also: Lethal accidents, Other years, Other age groups, Other body parts.

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Floors or flooring materials: 68,493Stairs or steps: 31,045
Beds or bedframes: 23,270Chairs: 14,261
Wheelchairs: 13,468Bathtubs or showers: 13,338
Tables: 10,095Ceilings and walls: 9,335
Crutches, canes or walkers: 7,396Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 7,268
Doors: 7,099Ladders: 6,001
Toilets: 5,776Bicycles or accessories: 4,431
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 4,246Rugs or carpets: 4,196
Doorsills or frames: 2,814Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 2,661
House repair or construction materials: 2,510Stools: 1,445
Horseback riding: 1,289Containers: 1,161
Televisions: 1,120Exercise: 1,089
Footwear: 1,054Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 1,046
Handrails, railings or banisters: 1,008Sinks: 1,006
Counters or countertops: 986Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 981
Furniture: 955Escalators: 923
Fences or fence posts: 914Pipes: 885
Refrigerators: 832Golf: 826
Barstools or kitchen stools: 744All-terrain vehicles: 720
Step stools: 694Poles: 660
Lawn mowers: 658Cabinet or door hardware: 657
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 654Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 642
Chair, recliner: 624Stepladders: 614
Benches: 613Elevators or other lifts: 604
Day wear: 584Windows and window glass, other than storm windows: 582
Snow skiing: 566Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 557
Pet supplies: 539Decorative yard equipment: 515
Telephones or telephone accessories: 494Bed rails: 493
Vacuum cleaners: 489Windowsills or frames: 484
Garage doors: 482Glass doors or doors with glass panels: 470
Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 466Motorized vehicles: 439
Tools: 437Riding power lawn mowers: 427
Scaffolding: 424Chair, rocking: 413
Television tables or stands: 404Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 401
Fishing: 397Grocery or shopping carts: 387
Bags: 373Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 368
Tennis: 359Clothing: 358
Air conditioners: 348Mattresses: 346
Golf carts: 343Computers: 333
Other fireplaces: 333Scooters, unpowered: 324
Other unpowered garden tools: 316Paper products: 313
Lighting equipment: 311Luggage: 311
Hammers: 311Manual cleaning equipment: 309
Baseball: 308Heaters or heating systems: 306
Swings or swing sets: 299Buckets or pails: 285
Tableware and accessories: 280Other toys: 268
Ramps or landings: 265Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 254
Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 250Dishwashers: 250
Swimming pools: 248Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 242
Ice skating: 241Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 238
Eyeglasses: 236Softball: 233
Electrical wire or wiring systems: 226Extension or straight ladders: 226
Other manual workshop tools: 223Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 222
Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 218Radiators: 215
Nightwear: 214Bathtub or shower enclosures: 209
Light bulbs: 207Exercise equipment: 205
Built-in swimming pools: 202Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 202
Outdoor awnings or shutters: 194Dancing: 193
Trays: 192Basketball: 191
Automatic doors: 187Manual snow or ice removal tools: 187
Washing machines: 180Mirrors or mirror glass: 180
Clothing accessories: 180Bowling: 178
Fans: 173Public equipment: 171
Tie racks, belt racks or other clothes hangers: 170Musical instruments, not electric or not battery operated: 169
Clocks: 156Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 155
Other ball sports: 153General home or room involvement in fires: 152
Vending machines: 149Cardboard products: 147
Hot tubs or home spas: 147Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 147
Blankets: 146Camping equipment: 145
Other ovens: 144Floor lamps or table lamps: 141
Other ranges: 138Martial arts: 138
Tractors: 135Bottles or jars: 134
Metal containers: 130Sheets or pillowcases: 127
Footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 119Drinking glasses: 111
Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 111Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 111
Kitchen gadgets: 107Mobile/manufactured homes: 102
Roller skating: 102Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 101
Soaps: 100Scales: 94
Chains: 94Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 94
Plastic containers: 94Carts: 88
Tape recorders or players: 86Electric heaters: 86
Hatchets or axes: 85Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 84
Grills: 84Beach chairs or folding chairs: 84
Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 84Nonbaby mattresses: 84
Wood paneling and particleboard: 84Wooden containers: 84
Magazine racks or book ends: 84Snowmobiles: 84
Faucets or spigots: 78Swimming: 78
Soccer: 78Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 78
Hair dryers: 78Radios: 78
Freezers: 78Surfing: 77
Power lawn mowers: 77Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 77
Paint or varnish removers, paintbrush cleaners: 77Window screens: 77
Laundry baskets: 77Manual drills: 69
Unattached appliance or lamp cords: 69Electric Christmas decorations: 69
Chain saws: 69Volleyball: 69
Electric coffee makers or teapots: 69Seed and fertilizer spreaders: 69
Sewing basket articles: 69Glass bottles or jars: 69
Other containers: 69Other bedding: 69
Fertilizers and other chemicals for outdoor use: 68Tool sheds: 68
Outerwear: 68Water slides: 68
Other electric lighting equipment: 68Flying toys: 68
Pruning or trimming equipment: 68Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 68
Other antennas: 68Photographic equipment: 61
Lubricants: 61Lockers: 61
Trampolines: 61Book bags or back carriers: 61
Electric baseboard heaters: 61Keys, key rings or key chains: 55
Outdoor antennas: 55Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 49
Scooters/skateboards, powered: 49Cookware: 47
Snow tubing: 42Combs or hairbrushes: 39
Toy sports equipment: 39Floor furnaces: 39
Bedding: 34Pull-down or folding stairs: 33
Bleachers: 33Football: 33
Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 33Umbrellas: 33
Books, magazines, albums or scrapbooks: 33Ice hockey: 16
Razors or shavers: 16Footlockers: 16
In-line skating: 16Extension cords: 16
Sports and recreational activity: 16Pogo sticks: 16
Pressurized containers: 16Laundry hampers: 16
Gasoline cans: 16Towels or cloths: 16
Towel racks or bars: 16Moving walks: 16
Gasoline: 16Welding equipment: 16
Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 16Hot water: 16
Pillows: 16Skateboards: 16
Other plastic products: 16Business and office machines: 16
Portable power drills and accessories: 16Mountain climbing: 16
Ball sports: 16Baby gates or barriers: 16
Outdoor electric lighting equipment: 16Wire: 16
Animal traps: 16Christmas decorations: 16
Snow throwers/blowers: 16Fire sprinklers: 16
Metal cookware: 16Seasonal decorations: 16
Christmas tree lights: 16Snow boarding: 16
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 16Shuffleboard: 16
Garbage disposers: 16Weight lifting: 16
Electric blankets or sheets: 16Electrical outlets or receptacles: 16

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