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Accidents - 50+ years old - Year 2008


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 3,113,598
See also: Lethal accidents, Other years, Other age groups.

Accidents - Sex

Accidents - Race

Accidents - Body Parts:
Lower Trunk:522,954Head:437,011
Finger:269,600Upper Trunk:235,468
Lower Leg:125,986Hand:120,024
Lower Arm:94,733All Of Body:66,549
Upper Arm:57,363Toe:56,081
Upper Leg:45,620Eyeball:34,556
Mouth:16,087Pubic Region:2,895
Internal:2,37325 - 50% Body:1,549

Accidents - Related Products


Floors or flooring materials: 472,709Stairs or steps: 340,597
Beds or bedframes: 195,300Chairs: 118,439
Wheelchairs: 90,386Bathtubs or showers: 86,588
Crutches, canes or walkers: 79,519Knives: 68,135
Ladders: 57,858Bicycles or accessories: 56,457
Doors: 55,112Tables: 53,263
Toilets: 45,235Exercise: 42,082
Rugs or carpets: 39,235Ceilings and walls: 38,229
Footwear: 36,183Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 34,597
Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 31,114Containers: 25,588
Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 23,666Bench or table saws: 23,583
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 23,050Furniture: 21,727
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 17,936Fishing: 17,609
Metal containers: 16,060Doorsills or frames: 15,993
Golf: 15,605Alcohol: 15,459
Exercise equipment: 14,448Horseback riding: 14,092
Tableware and accessories: 13,738Animal induced injury: 13,360
Motor vehicles or parts: 12,933Day wear: 12,466
Lawn mowers: 12,223Knives with replaceable blades: 11,854
Windows and window glass, other than storm windows: 11,728Fences or fence posts: 11,140
Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 10,913Drinking glasses: 10,680
Pet supplies: 10,410Other unpowered garden tools: 10,050
Stools: 9,844Chain saws: 9,800
Counters or countertops: 9,550Tennis: 8,949
Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 8,947First aid equipment: 8,931
All-terrain vehicles: 8,898Snow skiing: 8,590
Televisions: 8,553Bags: 8,519
Pruning or trimming equipment: 8,510Chair, recliner: 8,143
Refrigerators: 7,949Power lawn mowers: 7,199
Sinks: 7,197Riding power lawn mowers: 7,047
Dancing: 6,997Nonelectric razors or shavers: 6,960
Hot water: 6,796Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 6,639
Swimming: 6,622Portable circular power saws: 6,606
Luggage: 6,594Foods: 6,540
Manual snow or ice removal tools: 6,513Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 6,441
Stepladders: 6,415Garage doors: 6,381
Step stools: 6,344Tablet or capsule drugs: 6,226
Paper products: 6,204Vacuum cleaners: 6,185
Grocery or shopping carts: 5,911Weight lifting: 5,872
Escalators: 5,815Jewelry: 5,763
Basketball: 5,690Handrails, railings or banisters: 5,602
Pipes: 5,578Swimming pools: 5,474
Benches: 5,460Clothing: 5,402
Elevators or other lifts: 5,368Hammers: 5,336
General home or room involvement in fires: 5,212Bowling: 5,118
Workshop grinders, buffers, or polishers: 5,100Other toys: 5,071
Cardboard products: 5,035Medical equipment, general: 4,992
Other ranges or ovens: 4,934House repair or construction materials: 4,925
Cabinet or door hardware: 4,850Power saws: 4,800
Plants, trees and shrubs: 4,637Softball: 4,525
Eyeglasses: 4,430Telephones or telephone accessories: 4,425
Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 4,359Motorized vehicles: 4,313
Tools: 4,282Computers: 4,140
Glass doors or doors with glass panels: 4,092Poles: 4,058
Fans: 3,964Manual cleaning equipment: 3,959
Saws: 3,941Slicers and choppers: 3,867
Extension or straight ladders: 3,833Baseball: 3,775
Barstools or kitchen stools: 3,738Buckets or pails: 3,736
Ramps or landings: 3,725Golf carts: 3,717
Decorative yard equipment: 3,696Cords, electrical: 3,642
Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 3,627Cookware: 3,435
Washing machines: 3,249Scissors: 3,239
Snow throwers/blowers: 3,199Wire: 3,148
Bottles or jars: 3,095Manicuring devices: 2,910
Dishwashers: 2,821Clothing accessories: 2,817
Razors or shavers: 2,778Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 2,727
Air conditioners: 2,720Laundry baskets: 2,701
Bleaches: 2,698Chair, rocking: 2,695
Football: 2,661Beach chairs or folding chairs: 2,653
Mattresses: 2,644Soaps: 2,581
Log splitters: 2,492Manual scissors: 2,435
Sheets or pillowcases: 2,419Insect induced injuries: 2,396
Scooters, unpowered: 2,376Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 2,375
Bed rails: 2,375Tractors: 2,322
Light bulbs: 2,312Screwdrivers: 2,300
Rotary power lawn mowers: 2,240Mirrors or mirror glass: 2,210
Glass bottles or jars: 2,182Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 2,142
Other ball sports: 2,139Drills: 2,059
Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 2,045Heaters or heating systems: 2,045
Freezers: 2,036Pins and needles: 2,015
Musical instruments, not electric or not battery operated: 2,010Scaffolding: 1,986
Sprayers: 1,981Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 1,978
Hatchets or axes: 1,962Volleyball: 1,960
Toolboxes or tool kits: 1,917Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 1,852
Nail guns or stud drivers: 1,850Carts: 1,836
Footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 1,834Hot tubs or home spas: 1,829
Plastic bags: 1,826Blankets: 1,822
Books, magazines, albums or scrapbooks: 1,816Scooters/skateboards, powered: 1,779
Swings or swing sets: 1,777Nightwear: 1,775
Christmas decorations: 1,742Television tables or stands: 1,735
Wooden containers: 1,735Kitchen gadgets: 1,696
Bleachers: 1,682General purpose household cleaners: 1,679
Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 1,660Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 1,652
Soccer: 1,641Roller skating: 1,635
Hearing aids: 1,601Bathtub or shower enclosures: 1,596
Gasoline: 1,590Hand saws: 1,587
Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 1,577Vending machines: 1,565
Coal or wood-burning stoves: 1,563Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 1,537
Other manual workshop tools: 1,511Outdoor awnings or shutters: 1,479
Ice skating: 1,469Welding equipment: 1,458
Power drills or accessories: 1,452Laundry soaps or detergents: 1,441
Grills: 1,434Radiators: 1,411
Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 1,387Band saws: 1,373
Other containers: 1,369Built-in swimming pools: 1,367
Clothes dryers: 1,366Clocks: 1,360
Baby gates or barriers: 1,354Automatic doors: 1,350
Liquid drugs: 1,332Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 1,325
Adhesives: 1,324Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 1,320
Trays: 1,315Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 1,307
Awls, chisels or planes: 1,291Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 1,284
Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 1,274Snowmobiles: 1,272
Floor lamps or table lamps: 1,263Skateboards: 1,256
Leaf blowers: 1,248Plastic containers: 1,245
Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 1,237Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 1,227
Windowsills or frames: 1,227Tool sheds: 1,224
Outerwear: 1,216Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 1,213
Tree stands: 1,210Chains: 1,178
Sports and recreational activity: 1,176Electric heating pads: 1,173
Power hedge trimmers: 1,165Fuel storage tanks: 1,158
Carbon monoxide poisonings: 1,150Sewing machines or accessories: 1,146
Batteries: 1,130Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 1,112
Bunk beds: 1,088Towels or cloths: 1,082
Water heaters: 1,008Nonglass bottles or jars: 1,006
Microwave ovens: 1,003Other glass bottles or jars: 1,000
Wood paneling and particleboard: 985Public equipment: 983
Toothpicks or hor d'oeuvres picks: 980Chemicals: 957
In-line skating: 954Water skiing: 953
Tie racks, belt racks or other clothes hangers: 953Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 931
Electric blenders: 927Rope or string: 922
Extension cords: 920Other fireplaces: 880
Martial arts: 876Drain cleaners: 875
Coffee makers or teapots: 870Other furnaces: 869
Christmas tree lights: 865Kitchen mixing bowls, canisters or similar containers: 862
Stretch cords or stretch straps: 859Pillows: 850
Archery: 843Garden tractors: 827
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 803Desk supplies: 795
Other portable or stationary power tools: 790Food processors: 785
Portable food or beverage coolers: 776Gas ranges or ovens: 735
Nonbaby mattresses: 733Nonelectric toothbrushes: 730
Towel racks or bars: 708Amusement attractions: 701
Power tillers or cultivators: 696Air compressors: 696
Scales: 696Combs or hairbrushes: 695
Umbrellas: 673Go-carts: 672
Surfing: 670Manual pruning or trimming equipment: 659
Aquariums or accessories: 654Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 652
Clothing irons: 645Workshop furnishings: 642
Snow boarding: 639Licensed two-wheeled motor vehicles: 637
Camping equipment: 628Safes: 627
Power routers: 615Flatware: 606
Electrical wire or wiring systems: 602Swimming pool equipment: 600
Aerosol containers: 583Painting equipment, powered: 570
Automotive tools or accessories: 565Radial arm saws: 558
Slides or sliding boards: 556Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 552
Eye protection devices: 552Swimming pool chemicals: 545
Ear protection devices: 545Power pruning or trimming equipment: 541
Electric ranges or ovens: 535Portable electric heaters: 527
Toilet bowl products: 525Illegal drugs: 523
Other bedding: 516Sewing basket articles: 509
Gas or LP grills or stoves: 508Other furniture: 502
Keys, key rings or key chains: 502Fertilizers: 490
Generators or power plants: 488Cosmetics: 480
Cutting torches: 478Ball sports: 476
Metal cookware: 476Plastic wrapping products: 470
Table tennis: 466Portable power drills and accessories: 465
Pull-down or folding stairs: 451Manual filing or sanding tools: 447
Built-in fireplaces: 441Power leaf mulchers and grinders: 440
Power jointers: 439Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 439
Electric Christmas decorations: 435Hammocks: 433
Coins: 432Ammonia, household: 428
Gasoline or other fuel-powered models: 428Electric mixers: 424
Billiards or pool: 423Laundry hampers: 422
Pressure cookers or canners: 415Trampolines: 414
Footlockers: 414Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 412
Wagons: 406Hockey: 405
Manual hedge trimmers: 397Lighter fluids: 396
Hacksaws: 391Ironing boards or covers: 391
Paper bags: 390Nonelectric blankets: 390
Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 387Artificial Christmas trees: 387
Water tubing: 382Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 381
Flying toys: 378Other specified plastic products: 371
Marbles: 369Book bags or back carriers: 369
Lighting equipment: 362Oven cleaners: 358
Food grinders: 358Other guns or firearms: 355
Sleds: 354Baby strollers: 348
Pens and pencils: 341Electrical outlets or receptacles: 335
Gasoline cans: 331Thermal or sound insulation materials: 324
Hair dryers: 322Track and field: 321
Gas or LP heaters: 316Sabre saws: 310
Gas fumes or gas vapors of unknown origin: 307Bars and bar accessories: 306
Futons: 306Automotive chemicals: 303
Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 297Cribs: 295
Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 292Artificial flowers or plants: 291
Other manual pruning or trimming equipment: 288Mobile/manufactured homes: 285
Aircraft: 284Photographic equipment: 278
Fertilizers and other chemicals for outdoor use: 278Fabric treatment products: 278
Toasters: 268Boilers: 268
Business and office machines: 267Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 266
Industrial equipment: 265Appliances: 263
Fire extinguishers: 261Rug shampooers: 257
Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 256Other drugs or medications: 256
Spot removers or cleaning fluids: 255Stationary power drills and accessories: 254
Jigsaws: 253Horseshoes: 253
Floor waxes: 251Badminton: 249
Acids: 249Brushcutters, powered: 249
BBs or pellets: 246Shuffleboard: 245
Slow cookers: 240Balloons: 240
Other grills or stoves: 238Self-contained openers: 236
Scuba diving: 236Animal traps: 236
Boxing: 235Room deodorizers or fresheners: 235
Garbage disposers: 229Lubricants: 228
Heating or cooling comfort packs: 227Wallpaper: 227
Ice makers: 226Nonmetal cookware: 225
Mountain climbing: 223Manual push mowers: 221
Skating: 218Power lathes: 216
Fireworks: 213Boats and boating: 213
Dehumidifiers: 211Cigarette or pipe lighters: 209
Gas furnaces: 207Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 206
Electric heaters: 205Diving or diving boards: 205
Diapers: 202Electric baseboard heaters: 202
Coaxial Cable: 199Fireplace equipment: 193
Ashtrays, not electric or not battery operated: 190Water slides: 190
Storm windows: 189Tape recorders or players: 184
Paint or varnish thinners: 181Cisterns, cesspools or septic tanks: 177
Trash compactors: 177Glass soft drink bottles: 176
Caulking or spackling compounds: 175Electric motors: 174
Power sanders: 174Other sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 170
Pumps: 165Hair clippers and trimmers: 164
Oil furnaces: 163Massage devices or vibrators: 163
Paper cutters: 162Seasonal decorations: 162
Kerosene or oil heaters: 161Toy sports equipment: 161
Electric deep fryers: 161Tapes: 161
Antifreeze: 159Recording tapes: 159
Humidifiers: 159Diesel fuels: 159
Metal chimneys, stovepipes or flues: 155Tarpaulins: 154
Other power pruning or trimming equipment: 153Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 151
Pressurized containers: 148Utility vehicles: 147
Floor buffers or waxers: 147Bedding: 146
Tricycles: 146Fuel oils: 146
Playpens: 146Canning jars or lids: 145
Cots: 144Manual lawn trimmers or edgers: 139
Manual workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 135Car seats: 134
Watches: 134Liniments or rubbing compounds: 134
Remote control, universal or not stated: 134Outdoor patio heaters or firepits: 133
Personal protection devices: 132Tombstones or grave markers: 131
Kerosene: 131Abrasive cleaners: 124
Ice hockey: 120Handball: 119
Other electric lighting equipment: 119Paintbrushes or rollers, manual: 119
Electric counter-top ovens, broilers or toaster ovens: 119Trains: 119
Can openers: 118Pine oil cleaning and disinfectant preparations: 117
Safety pins: 116Other antennas: 116
Doorstops: 116Other clothing: 115
Radios: 115Vises or workshop clamps: 115
Electric lighting equipment: 110Automotive waxes, polishes or cleaners: 109
Soldering equipment: 105Charcoal or wood-burning grills: 105
Art and ceramic supplies or equipment: 104Filters: 104
Dishwasher detergents: 103Gas-burning fireplaces: 102
Wading pools: 102Baby walkers or jumpers: 102
Christmas tree stands or supports: 101Musical instruments, electric or battery operated: 101
Snow tubing: 101Plant foods or fertilizers for potted plants: 101
Unpowered models or parts: 95Corkscrews: 94
Faucets or spigots: 90Pesticides: 90
Outdoor antennas: 90Trouble lights or extension work lights: 90
Lighters: 90Lacrosse: 89
Window screens: 89Outdoor electric lighting equipment: 89
Detergents: 89Glass tubing or test tubes: 88
Manual drills: 87Burglar alarms: 87
Respiratory protection devices: 87Rugby: 87
Playground equipment: 87Pedal-powered adult vehicles: 87
Pogo sticks: 86Aluminum foil wrapping products: 86
Flotation toys: 86Electric razors or shavers: 86
Toy boxes or chests: 86Faucet water heaters: 86
Rust preventatives: 80Engine fuels for models: 80
Toddler beds: 80Lockers: 75
Electric kettles or hot pots: 75Unpowered coffee makers or teapots: 75
Potholders, oven mitts or hot pads: 75Plastic panels for doors or windows: 75
Stilts: 75Street hockey: 75
Blocks, stacking toys or pull toys: 75Electric grills: 75
Electric or battery-powered knives: 75Other power garden tools: 74
Drain snakes: 74Baby bottles or nipples: 74
Projectors: 74Waterbeds or water pillows: 74
Liquid room deodorizers or fresheners: 74Moving walks: 74
Chafing dishes or fondue pots: 73Other polishes: 73
Coin-operated car washing equipment: 71Workshop compounds or chemicals: 71
Telescopes, binoculars, microscopes or magnifying glasses: 71Drinking fountains: 71
Guns: 71Methyl alcohol: 71
Support garments and stockings, medical: 71Ice picks: 71
Inflatable furniture: 59Range or oven accessories: 59
Thermostats: 59Fabrics: 59
Above-ground swimming pools: 59Windshield wiper fluids: 59
Treehouses or playhouses: 59Magazine racks or book ends: 55
Gymnastics: 45Chimneys: 45
Aspirin or aspirin compounds: 45Electric knife sharpeners: 45
Saunas: 44Aspirin substitutes: 44
Matches: 44Metal or plastic molding sets: 40
Paint or varnish removers, paintbrush cleaners: 30Wigs, falls or hairpieces: 29
High chairs: 29Seed and fertilizer spreaders: 29
Fire or smoke alarms: 29Slipcovers: 29
Juicers: 29Electric toothbrushes or oral irrigators: 29
Fuel-burning lighting equipment: 29Water polo: 21
Fire escape devices: 15Heat pumps: 15
Thermometers: 15Dishwashing liquid: 15
Turpentine: 15Flares: 15
Drugs or medications: 15Nonglass bathtub or shower enclosures: 15
School equipment: 15Hair grooming equipment or accessories: 15
Molding compounds: 15Caustics: 15
Lunch boxes or pails: 14Internal combustion engines: 14
Electric blankets or sheets: 14Woodburning kits: 14
Carbon monoxide detectors: 14Table linens: 14
Vaporizers: 14School laboratory chemicals: 14
Lawn vacuums: 14Skeet shooting: 14
Hypodermic needles or syringes: 14Sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 14
Dyes: 14Amateur two-way radios: 14
Slingshots or sling-propelled toys: 14Drinking straws: 14
Minibikes, powered: 14Electric shoe polishers: 14
Electric frying pans and skillets: 14Cheerleading: 14
Baby carriages: 14Contact lenses: 14
Pacifiers or teething rings: 14

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