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Accidents - 50+ years old - Year 2006


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 2,859,426
See also: Lethal accidents, Other years, Other age groups.

Accidents - Sex

Accidents - Race

Accidents - Body Parts:
Lower Trunk:482,039Head:357,175
Upper Trunk:203,936Knee:154,871
Shoulder:135,491Lower Leg:119,920
Lower Arm:88,662All Of Body:57,820
Upper Arm:57,778Toe:57,676
Elbow:49,838Upper Leg:45,959
Mouth:14,740Pubic Region:3,857
Internal:2,94325 - 50% Body:702

Accidents - Related Products


Floors or flooring materials: 449,871Stairs or steps: 315,371
Beds or bedframes: 168,815Chairs: 106,452
Wheelchairs: 82,865Bathtubs or showers: 75,666
Knives: 69,997Crutches, canes or walkers: 63,347
Ladders: 58,833Tables: 51,889
Doors: 50,995Bicycles or accessories: 49,520
Toilets: 38,830Ceilings and walls: 37,150
Rugs or carpets: 36,837Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 31,717
Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 30,513Footwear: 29,538
Exercise: 29,274Containers: 25,148
Furniture: 21,632Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 21,004
Bench or table saws: 20,945Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 20,645
House repair or construction materials: 19,802Fishing: 19,102
Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 18,703Fences or fence posts: 15,482
Metal containers: 15,208Lawn mowers: 14,894
Golf: 14,481Tableware and accessories: 13,499
Doorsills or frames: 13,365Horseback riding: 12,315
Day wear: 11,965Knives with replaceable blades: 11,897
Alcohol: 11,197Exercise equipment: 10,746
Motor vehicles or parts: 10,667Windows and window glass, other than storm windows: 10,537
All-terrain vehicles: 10,271Animal induced injury: 10,232
Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 8,993Stools: 8,911
Pet supplies: 8,891Chain saws: 8,807
Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 8,743Bags: 8,122
Drinking glasses: 7,893Counters or countertops: 7,638
Televisions: 7,602Stepladders: 7,416
Pruning or trimming equipment: 7,382Other unpowered garden tools: 7,169
Foods: 7,093Hammers: 7,024
Chair, recliner: 6,963Tennis: 6,536
Luggage: 6,522Handrails, railings or banisters: 6,361
Vacuum cleaners: 6,314First aid equipment: 6,191
Step stools: 6,153Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 6,105
Refrigerators: 6,078Grocery or shopping carts: 6,037
Escalators: 5,801Paper products: 5,788
Hot water: 5,783Telephones or telephone accessories: 5,758
Power saws: 5,718Saws: 5,692
Snow skiing: 5,662Basketball: 5,534
Riding power lawn mowers: 5,440Sinks: 5,429
Portable circular power saws: 5,402Garage doors: 5,373
Benches: 5,323Pipes: 5,287
Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 5,246Jewelry: 5,093
Swimming: 5,090Elevators or other lifts: 4,977
Cardboard products: 4,909Nonelectric razors or shavers: 4,899
Power lawn mowers: 4,809Medical equipment, general: 4,729
Weight lifting: 4,703Other toys: 4,634
Eyeglasses: 4,583Dancing: 4,493
Workshop grinders, buffers, or polishers: 4,438Other ranges or ovens: 4,373
Ramps or landings: 4,350Cookware: 4,314
Manual cleaning equipment: 4,305Decorative yard equipment: 4,294
Cords, electrical: 3,980Cabinet or door hardware: 3,968
Plants, trees and shrubs: 3,924Tablet or capsule drugs: 3,877
Clothing: 3,782Glass doors or doors with glass panels: 3,735
Softball: 3,620Baseball: 3,605
Motorized vehicles: 3,603Barstools or kitchen stools: 3,554
Swimming pools: 3,512Golf carts: 3,503
Bowling: 3,482Fans: 3,450
Drills: 3,444Slicers and choppers: 3,378
Tools: 3,284Air conditioners: 3,215
Manicuring devices: 3,198Washing machines: 3,124
Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 3,112Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 3,092
Wire: 3,089Manual scissors: 3,059
Poles: 3,056Razors or shavers: 3,045
Bleaches: 2,999Built-in swimming pools: 2,936
Scissors: 2,909Dishwashers: 2,885
Computers: 2,868Bottles or jars: 2,851
General home or room involvement in fires: 2,822Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 2,815
Manual snow or ice removal tools: 2,782Log splitters: 2,777
Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 2,714Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 2,598
Extension or straight ladders: 2,584Tractors: 2,575
Buckets or pails: 2,573Screwdrivers: 2,473
Insect induced injuries: 2,405Mattresses: 2,369
Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 2,337Vending machines: 2,335
Rotary power lawn mowers: 2,328Pins and needles: 2,253
Towels or cloths: 2,252Carts: 2,250
Chair, rocking: 2,211Hatchets or axes: 2,182
General purpose household cleaners: 2,116Football: 2,111
Awls, chisels or planes: 2,084Soccer: 2,081
Light bulbs: 2,046Footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 2,036
Clothing accessories: 2,014Soaps: 1,996
Laundry baskets: 1,891Electric heating pads: 1,888
Bleachers: 1,859Mirrors or mirror glass: 1,852
Beach chairs or folding chairs: 1,793Hot tubs or home spas: 1,779
Gasoline: 1,779Other manual workshop tools: 1,776
Nail guns or stud drivers: 1,773Bed rails: 1,734
Liquid drugs: 1,719Toothpicks or hor d'oeuvres picks: 1,716
Kitchen gadgets: 1,659Blankets: 1,659
Nightwear: 1,655Volleyball: 1,630
Welding equipment: 1,599Books, magazines, albums or scrapbooks: 1,594
Sewing machines or accessories: 1,586Microwave ovens: 1,574
Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 1,549Sheets or pillowcases: 1,536
Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 1,510Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 1,475
Public equipment: 1,462Scooters, unpowered: 1,441
Clothes dryers: 1,437Wooden containers: 1,432
Fuel storage tanks: 1,430Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 1,425
Automatic doors: 1,420Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 1,418
Windowsills or frames: 1,412Swings or swing sets: 1,410
Carbon monoxide poisonings: 1,402Other fireplaces: 1,354
Toolboxes or tool kits: 1,345Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 1,340
Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 1,337Hearing aids: 1,335
Desk supplies: 1,334Christmas decorations: 1,325
Roller skating: 1,321Rope or string: 1,317
Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 1,308Pillows: 1,305
Extension cords: 1,305Scaffolding: 1,273
Musical instruments, not electric or not battery operated: 1,269Batteries: 1,246
Heaters or heating systems: 1,245Food processors: 1,233
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 1,233Other glass bottles or jars: 1,224
Hand saws: 1,200Television tables or stands: 1,199
Tree stands: 1,188Freezers: 1,183
Floor lamps or table lamps: 1,176Outerwear: 1,171
Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 1,160Adhesives: 1,159
Scooters/skateboards, powered: 1,158Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 1,150
Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 1,137Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 1,120
Power drills or accessories: 1,087Stretch cords or stretch straps: 1,067
Sprayers: 1,066Skateboards: 1,060
Grills: 1,050Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 1,044
Glass bottles or jars: 1,040Mobile/manufactured homes: 1,025
Baby gates or barriers: 1,017Chemicals: 1,010
Ice skating: 998Laundry soaps or detergents: 991
Portable food or beverage coolers: 987Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 966
Surfing: 965Chains: 960
Outdoor awnings or shutters: 959Tie racks, belt racks or other clothes hangers: 955
Nonglass bottles or jars: 954Storm windows: 952
Plastic containers: 948Sports and recreational activity: 935
Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 928Tool sheds: 927
Snowmobiles: 924Garden tractors: 906
Snow throwers/blowers: 901Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 895
Boats and boating: 894Power tillers or cultivators: 876
Trays: 875Generators or power plants: 852
Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 850Eye protection devices: 845
Other ball sports: 844Towel racks or bars: 838
Coffee makers or teapots: 835Other containers: 833
Trampolines: 830Combs or hairbrushes: 830
Christmas tree lights: 808Portable power drills and accessories: 800
Coal or wood-burning stoves: 790Keys, key rings or key chains: 772
Lubricants: 765Umbrellas: 763
Band saws: 761Leaf blowers: 758
Plastic bags: 727Radiators: 699
Manual push mowers: 694Other manual pruning or trimming equipment: 690
In-line skating: 686Bathtub or shower enclosures: 678
Aquariums or accessories: 678Metal cookware: 670
Amusement attractions: 663Power sanders: 656
Other furnaces: 644Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 643
Power pruning or trimming equipment: 640Martial arts: 635
Manual pruning or trimming equipment: 626Workshop furnishings: 624
Water heaters: 620Wood paneling and particleboard: 616
Power routers: 613Electric blenders: 612
Book bags or back carriers: 612Artificial Christmas trees: 609
Scales: 593Swimming pool equipment: 581
Manual filing or sanding tools: 578Camping equipment: 575
Other portable or stationary power tools: 575Power hedge trimmers: 574
Lighting equipment: 564Nonelectric blankets: 555
Manual hedge trimmers: 553Massage devices or vibrators: 537
Other specified plastic products: 537Archery: 536
Business and office machines: 534Thermal or sound insulation materials: 534
Bunk beds: 531Nonelectric toothbrushes: 523
Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 518Ironing boards or covers: 509
Flying toys: 498Electrical wire or wiring systems: 495
Coins: 492Ball sports: 464
Fertilizers: 464Faucets or spigots: 459
Bedding: 456Automotive waxes, polishes or cleaners: 453
Electrical outlets or receptacles: 449Laundry hampers: 439
Hockey: 437Tricycles: 436
Safes: 436Other furniture: 433
Clothing irons: 432Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 421
Pressure cookers or canners: 417Can openers: 412
Paper cutters: 411Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 409
Clocks: 406Gas ranges or ovens: 405
Carbon monoxide detectors: 405Aerosol containers: 405
Electric heaters: 402Radios: 401
Ear protection devices: 400BBs or pellets: 392
Drain cleaners: 391Electric ranges or ovens: 389
Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 388Snow boarding: 387
Self-contained openers: 384Fireworks: 382
Personal protection devices: 381Electric frying pans and skillets: 381
Slides or sliding boards: 379Photographic equipment: 379
Food grinders: 376Hair dryers: 368
Tapes: 363Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 363
Billiards or pool: 359Charcoal or wood-burning grills: 356
Sewing basket articles: 355Drinking fountains: 353
Detergents: 348Rug shampooers: 346
Power lathes: 345Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 339
Power jointers: 337Jigsaws: 332
Musical instruments, electric or battery operated: 325Fabric treatment products: 324
Water skiing: 323Gas or LP grills or stoves: 323
Pressurized containers: 320Pens and pencils: 308
Seasonal decorations: 308Air compressors: 308
Baby strollers: 303Licensed two-wheeled motor vehicles: 295
Floor waxes: 295Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 293
Other drugs or medications: 289Stationary power drills and accessories: 289
Gas furnaces: 287Acids: 284
Painting equipment, powered: 284Pull-down or folding stairs: 283
Cribs: 278Water slides: 277
Swimming pool chemicals: 276Hacksaws: 272
Illegal drugs: 268Flatware: 265
Hammocks: 262Fire extinguishers: 260
Diving or diving boards: 260Nonmetal cookware: 259
Cosmetics: 257Car seats: 256
Automotive chemicals: 255Cigarette or pipe lighters: 253
Mountain climbing: 249Art supplies or equipment: 248
Footlockers: 248Ice picks: 246
Unpowered models or parts: 246Other bedding: 246
Gasoline or other fuel-powered models: 243Radial arm saws: 243
Gas or LP heaters: 241Knife sharpeners: 238
Go-carts: 238Kitchen mixing bowls, canisters or similar containers: 232
Fertilizers and other chemicals for outdoor use: 226Doorstops: 224
Toilet bowl products: 219Cutting torches: 218
Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 217Magazine racks or book ends: 215
Bars and bar accessories: 215Artificial flowers or plants: 210
Water tubing: 210Other playground equipment: 210
Gas fumes or gas vapors of unknown origin: 209Glass soft drink bottles: 207
Badminton: 205Horseshoes: 202
Animal traps: 201Matches: 195
Electric lighting equipment: 193Above-ground swimming pools: 190
Ashtrays, not electric or not battery operated: 190High chairs: 190
Tombstones or grave markers: 189Lacrosse: 185
Power leaf mulchers and grinders: 182Filters: 181
Other guns or firearms: 177Lighter fluids: 177
Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 177Electric mixers: 177
Slow cookers: 177Wallpaper: 176
Paint or varnish thinners: 175Powered riding toys: 173
Shuffleboard: 173Gasoline cans: 173
Pesticides: 173Oven cleaners: 173
Support garments and stockings, medical: 167Gymnastics: 166
Nonbaby mattresses: 165Lockers: 163
Boxing: 162Plastic wrapping products: 162
Sleds: 162Futons: 161
Fuel-burning lighting equipment: 161Minibikes, powered: 159
Scuba diving: 159Other grills or stoves: 159
Utility vehicles: 158Canning jars or lids: 158
Water softeners or conditioners: 158Appliances: 157
Toy boxes or chests: 155Watches: 150
Track and field: 150Trains: 150
Vises or workshop clamps: 148Cots: 148
Wagons: 148Humidifiers: 146
Boilers: 146Tape recorders or players: 146
Electric or battery-powered knives: 142Fireplace equipment: 142
Electric Christmas decorations: 141Automotive tools or accessories: 139
Aluminum foil wrapping products: 136Toasters: 133
Tarpaulins: 133Fire or smoke alarms: 131
Waterbeds or water pillows: 131Outdoor electric lighting equipment: 126
Containers with key openers: 122Diapers: 121
Thermostats: 117Electric coffee makers or teapots: 117
Window screens: 117Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 117
Paintbrushes or rollers, manual: 117Thermometers: 115
Kerosene or oil heaters: 114Hypodermic needles or syringes: 106
Skating: 105Fuel oils: 103
Field hockey: 102Ice hockey: 102
Drinking straws: 102Treehouses or playhouses: 97
Range or oven accessories: 95Skeet shooting: 95
Grass and leaf catchers: 95Lye: 95
Drain snakes: 90Electric deep fryers: 90
Table tennis: 90Corkscrews: 90
Dishwasher detergents: 88Balloons: 88
Stilts: 88Pine oil cleaning and disinfectant preparations: 86
Sabre saws: 86School equipment: 86
Other antennas: 86Engine fuels for models: 86
Other power pruning or trimming equipment: 86Croquet: 86
Electric knife sharpeners: 86Other power garden tools: 86
Dehumidifiers: 86Manual workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 86
Built-in fireplaces: 86Wading pools: 86
Moving walks: 86Christmas tree stands or supports: 86
Aspirin substitutes: 86Dune buggies/beach buggies: 86
Aspirin or aspirin compounds: 86Electric toothbrushes or oral irrigators: 79
Toy sports equipment: 79Room deodorizers or fresheners: 79
Portable electric heaters: 79Outdoor patio heaters or firepits: 79
Electric counter-top ovens, broilers or toaster ovens: 75Electric blankets or sheets: 75
Flotation toys: 75Baby carriages: 75
Lunch boxes or pails: 75Handball: 75
Nonglass bathtub or shower enclosures: 73Wrestling: 73
Workshop compounds or chemicals: 73Ice makers: 73
Other baby carriers: 73Electrical testing equipment: 73
Seed and fertilizer spreaders: 73Antifreeze: 71
Soldering equipment: 71Multi-purpose lighters: 71
Juicers: 71Electric kettles or hot pots: 71
Darts: 71Costumes or masks: 71
Other sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 71Fabrics: 71
Lamp oils: 71Outdoor antennas: 71
Toy guns with projectiles: 71Sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 71
Electric razors or shavers: 71Chimneys: 71
Other clothing: 71Gun powder or ammunition: 71
Coin-operated car washing equipment: 71Levels: 67
Flares: 59Oral hygiene products: 59
Fire escape devices: 59Liniments or rubbing compounds: 59
Solid room deodorizers or fresheners: 59Ceramics supplies or equipment: 59
Burglar alarms: 59Telescopes, binoculars, microscopes or magnifying glasses: 59
Drugs or medications: 59Hair clippers and trimmers: 46
Ammonia, household: 46Floor buffers or waxers: 46
Electric baseboard heaters: 46Guns: 45
Abrasive cleaners: 45Pumps: 45
Hot plates: 45Charcoal: 44
Indoor antennas: 40Electric combs: 40
Ice cream makers: 40Spot removers or cleaning fluids: 30
Dry ice: 30Paint or varnish removers, paintbrush cleaners: 30
Safety pins: 30Paper bags: 30
Dishwashing liquid: 30Recording tapes: 30
Bath or facial brushes: 30Music boxes or chimes: 30
Furniture polishes or waxes: 30Portable gas or LP heaters: 30
Sleeping bags: 30Toddler beds: 30
Saunas: 30Kerosene: 29
Electric scissors: 15Windshield wiper fluids: 15
Caulking or spackling compounds: 15Tetherball: 15
Battery chargers: 15Manual lawn trimmers or edgers: 15
Electric brooms: 15Fencing: 15
Fire sprinklers: 15Playground equipment: 15
Rocketry sets: 15Lightning rods or arresters, antenna discharge units or other grounding devices: 15
Crayons or chalk: 15Record players: 15
Baby bouncer seats: 15Heating or cooling comfort packs: 15
Window or door security barriers: 15Pogo sticks: 15
Metal or plastic molding sets: 15Vacuum containers: 15
Lighters: 15Kites or kite string: 15
Trash compactors: 15Garbage disposers: 15
Food warmers: 15Pedal-powered adult vehicles: 14
Table linens: 14Lawn vacuums: 14
Aircraft: 14Roller hockey: 14

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