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Accidents - 50+ years old - Years 1997-2010 - Lower Arm


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 1,178,010
See also: Lethal accidents, Other age groups, Other body parts.

Accidents - Years 1997-2010

Year 1997:58,121
Year 1998:64,722
Year 1999:70,911
Year 2000:73,605
Year 2001:82,556
Year 2002:77,178
Year 2003:84,238
Year 2004:89,773
Year 2005:89,481
Year 2006:88,662
Year 2007:96,392
Year 2008:94,733
Year 2009:99,434
Year 2010:108,198

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Accidents - Related Products


Floors or flooring materials: 132,762Stairs or steps: 120,916
Chairs: 42,147Beds or bedframes: 38,530
Doors: 38,268Ladders: 37,329
Bathtubs or showers: 23,690Tables: 22,829
Crutches, canes or walkers: 22,812Bicycles or accessories: 21,794
Knives: 21,740Wheelchairs: 19,542
Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 19,231Beds: 18,767
Rugs or carpets: 18,474Ceilings and walls: 16,327
Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 16,234Fences or fence posts: 16,084
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 13,099Doorsills or frames: 12,785
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 11,624Hot water: 10,807
Toilets: 10,651Fishing: 10,569
Footwear: 10,395House repair or construction materials: 10,009
Exercise: 9,191Knives with replaceable blades: 9,004
Windows and window glass, other than storm windows: 8,467Containers: 8,109
Lawn mowers: 7,253Chain saws: 7,064
Cabinet or door hardware: 6,858Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 6,595
Golf: 6,097Furniture: 5,848
Tableware and accessories: 5,655Counters or countertops: 5,432
Cookware: 4,948Pruning or trimming equipment: 4,882
Pet supplies: 4,851Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 4,691
Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 4,644Other ranges or ovens: 4,582
Windows or window glass: 4,534Handrails, railings or banisters: 4,496
Tennis: 4,454Day wear: 4,229
Refrigerators: 4,130Stools: 4,079
Horseback riding: 4,077Other unpowered garden tools: 3,996
Roller skating: 3,992Stepladders: 3,936
Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 3,813Step stools: 3,692
Power saws: 3,583Dancing: 3,386
Snow skiing: 3,332Saws: 3,274
Glass doors or doors with glass panels: 3,021Escalators: 2,889
Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 2,853Sinks: 2,776
Elevators or other lifts: 2,766Mirrors or mirror glass: 2,705
Garage doors: 2,687Exercise equipment: 2,636
Gasoline: 2,575Other ranges: 2,567
Ramps or landings: 2,518Clothing accessories: 2,480
Bowling: 2,449Poles: 2,444
Wire: 2,422Pipes: 2,419
Metal containers: 2,397Animal induced injury: 2,389
Golf carts: 2,373Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 2,296
Bags: 2,271Telephones or telephone accessories: 2,182
All-terrain vehicles: 2,150Ice skating: 2,106
Vacuum cleaners: 2,090Bench or table saws: 2,081
Manual snow or ice removal tools: 2,042Hammers: 2,003
Drinking glasses: 1,987Decorative yard equipment: 1,983
Fans: 1,919Grills: 1,905
Grocery or shopping carts: 1,876Baseball: 1,830
Basketball: 1,821Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 1,820
Riding power lawn mowers: 1,795Tools: 1,781
First aid equipment: 1,765Cardboard products: 1,764
Bedsprings or bedframes: 1,758Luggage: 1,751
Microwave ovens: 1,749Other ovens: 1,717
Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 1,716Power lawn mowers: 1,642
Televisions: 1,608Light bulbs: 1,572
Clothing: 1,525Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 1,517
Swimming pools: 1,494Paper products: 1,486
Chair, recliner: 1,484Screen doors: 1,477
Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 1,410Air conditioners: 1,376
Benches: 1,372Automatic doors: 1,331
Plants, trees and shrubs: 1,329Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 1,323
Drills: 1,321Dishwashers: 1,304
Nightwear: 1,289Softball: 1,285
In-line skating: 1,281Manual cleaning equipment: 1,280
Tool sheds: 1,222Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 1,198
Tractors: 1,197Clothing irons: 1,186
Barstools or kitchen stools: 1,166Workshop grinders, buffers, or polishers: 1,135
Glass bottles or jars: 1,134Scaffolding: 1,106
Electrical wire or wiring systems: 1,095Beach chairs or folding chairs: 1,079
Clothes dryers: 1,068Portable circular power saws: 1,068
Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 1,045Volleyball: 1,029
Buckets or pails: 1,023Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 991
Motorized vehicles: 980Radiators: 968
Tie racks, belt racks or other clothes hangers: 941Watches: 939
Hand saws: 930Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 926
Football: 924Built-in swimming pools: 920
Outdoor awnings or shutters: 919Rope or string: 900
Bleaches: 895Scooters/skateboards, powered: 893
Extension or straight ladders: 891Mattresses: 882
Other toys: 868Motor vehicles or parts: 865
Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 865Other manual workshop tools: 864
Sewing machines or accessories: 861Extension cords: 859
Washing machines: 848Computers: 844
Gas or LP grills or stoves: 835Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 834
Heaters or heating systems: 828Freezers: 825
Other fireplaces: 813Awls, chisels or planes: 812
Coal or wood-burning stoves: 809Foods: 801
Eyeglasses: 800Weight lifting: 799
Lighting equipment: 794Toolboxes or tool kits: 766
Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 766Floor lamps or table lamps: 740
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 729Camping equipment: 715
Footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 712Rotary power lawn mowers: 708
Scissors: 702Sliding glass doors or panels: 684
Chemicals: 680Coffee makers or teapots: 678
Soccer: 677Bed rails: 670
Other Irons: 662Insect induced injuries: 654
Other power saws: 652Swings or swing sets: 651
Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 641Outerwear: 639
Wood paneling and particleboard: 617Hatchets or axes: 616
Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 613Cords, electrical: 612
Bottles or jars: 612Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 605
Vending machines: 602Nonelectric razors or shavers: 592
Hot tubs or home spas: 586Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 586
Snowmobiles: 584Carts: 582
Chains: 581Alcohol: 575
Soaps: 574Metal cookware: 564
Manual scissors: 543Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 541
Power tillers or cultivators: 539Electric ranges or ovens: 539
Blankets: 537Scooters, unpowered: 533
Public equipment: 523Tapes: 517
Books, magazines, albums or scrapbooks: 517Musical instruments, not electric or not battery operated: 513
Baby gates or barriers: 512Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 509
Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 501Glass doors: 500
Windowsills or frames: 499Storm windows: 498
Trays: 498Screwdrivers: 494
Keys, key rings or key chains: 487Chair, rocking: 486
Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 485Manual hedge trimmers: 482
Mobile/manufactured homes: 479Nail guns or stud drivers: 459
Plastic bags: 459Water heaters: 456
Power pruning or trimming equipment: 451Plastic containers: 448
Snow boarding: 446Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 441
Flatware: 433Pressure cookers or canners: 426
Band saws: 419Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 419
Bleachers: 416Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 414
Medical equipment, general: 409Upholstered footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 404
Laundry baskets: 402Skateboards: 397
Portable power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 395Gasoline or other fuel-powered models: 394
Sheets or pillowcases: 390Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 379
Jewelry: 378Canning jars or lids: 372
General home or room involvement in fires: 372Air compressors: 370
Power drills or accessories: 370Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 367
Television tables or stands: 357Fuel storage tanks: 357
Towel racks or bars: 352Manual pruning or trimming equipment: 347
Stretch cords or stretch straps: 347Swimming pool equipment: 344
Clocks: 344Razors or shavers: 342
Swimming: 342Log splitters: 341
Seasonal decorations: 334Other manual pruning or trimming equipment: 330
Nonglass doors: 329Amusement attractions: 325
Other glass bottles or jars: 323Nonbaby mattresses: 322
Snow throwers/blowers: 322Recliner chairs: 316
Wooden containers: 312Scales: 311
Go-carts: 309Lubricants: 303
Skating: 300General purpose household cleaners: 300
Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 298Pillows: 297
Pins and needles: 297Garden tractors: 296
Other furniture: 295Portable food or beverage coolers: 295
Storm doors with glass panels: 290Ceramics supplies or equipment: 289
Gas furnaces: 288Rocking chairs: 286
Power hedge trimmers: 285Tape recorders or players: 279
Paintbrushes or rollers, manual: 277Trampolines: 277
Fuel oils: 275Other nonglass doors: 274
Other ball sports: 273Other glass doors: 273
Other containers: 272Bathtub or shower enclosures: 271
Window screens: 269Pens and pencils: 265
Ball sports: 261Towels or cloths: 259
Workshop furnishings: 256Other furnaces: 252
Cutting torches: 251Faucets or spigots: 250
Other windows or window glass: 247Photographic equipment: 246
Footlockers: 246BBs or pellets: 244
Shuffleboard: 243Tablet or capsule drugs: 240
Toy boxes or chests: 240Welding equipment: 236
Sewing basket articles: 232Other portable or stationary power tools: 229
Bed rails, adult: 229Electric frying pans and skillets: 229
Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 227Archery: 221
Aerosol containers: 221Electric coffee makers or teapots: 219
Lockers: 218Sprayers: 213
Nonmetal cookware: 211Business and office machines: 211
Fuel-burning lighting equipment: 211Batteries: 211
Electric heating pads: 205Book bags or back carriers: 204
Painting equipment, powered: 203Ironing boards or covers: 198
Radial arm saws: 196Electric lighting equipment: 195
Cots: 194Manual lawn trimmers or edgers: 187
Christmas decorations: 186Billiards or pool: 185
Plastic wrapping products: 184Tarpaulins: 183
Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 182Desk supplies: 180
Toasters: 179Magazine racks or book ends: 178
Fireplace equipment: 175Toy vehicles: 174
Manual push mowers: 173Sleds: 170
Fertilizers: 170Automotive tools or accessories: 169
Baby strollers: 167Martial arts: 167
Minibikes, powered: 167Decorative water features: 167
Kitchen mixing bowls, canisters or similar containers: 163Umbrellas: 162
Portable electric heaters: 162Kerosene: 161
Window or door security barriers: 157Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 156
Generators or power plants: 156Other ladders: 155
Other grills or stoves: 154Portable power drills and accessories: 154
Hammocks: 154Flying toys: 153
Outdoor patio heaters or firepits: 153Surfing: 150
Range or oven accessories: 150Charcoal or wood-burning grills: 150
Automotive chemicals: 149Fireworks: 147
Above-ground swimming pools: 145Combs or hairbrushes: 145
Electric ranges: 145Ice picks: 143
Paper bags: 142Detergents: 141
Glass soft drink bottles: 139Snow tubing: 139
Dry ice: 138Doorstops: 138
Diesel fuels: 137Aluminum foil wrapping products: 136
Thermal or sound insulation materials: 136Outdoor antennas: 135
Tree stands: 135Bars and bar accessories: 134
Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 133Kitchen gadgets: 131
Wallpaper: 130Knife sharpeners: 128
Table tennis: 127Vises or workshop clamps: 125
Car seats: 123Tombstones or grave markers: 123
Toilet bowl products: 122Bunk beds: 121
Boilers: 119Fire extinguishers: 119
Christmas tree lights: 116Laundry hampers: 115
Appliances: 115Aquariums or accessories: 112
Pogo sticks: 110Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 109
Other stools: 109Electric baseboard heaters: 107
Laundry soaps or detergents: 107Safety pins: 104
Safes: 103Nonglass bottles or jars: 103
Seed and fertilizer spreaders: 101Food processors: 101
Cosmetics: 99Electric counter-top ovens, broilers or toaster ovens: 97
Fire escape devices: 95Electrical outlets or receptacles: 94
Antifreeze: 93Nonelectric blankets: 93
Electric Christmas decorations: 92Pressurized containers: 92
Food warmers: 91Potholders, oven mitts or hot pads: 91
Electric mixers: 91Fertilizers and other chemicals for outdoor use: 91
Adhesives: 90Power leaf mulchers and grinders: 89
Other playground equipment: 89Nonglass bathtub or shower enclosures: 88
Matches: 87Ice or snow boating: 86
Soldering equipment: 85Lighter fluids: 85
Pesticides: 85Horseshoes: 85
Inflatable furniture: 84Mountain climbing: 84
Artificial Christmas trees: 84Hair dryers: 83
Drain cleaners: 83Water skiing: 83
Jigsaws: 83Gasoline cans: 83
Manicuring devices: 83Nonelectric toothbrushes: 83
Wagons: 82Brushcutters, powered: 82
Seesaws or teeterboards: 82Dune buggies/beach buggies: 82
Other power garden tools: 82Manual filing or sanding tools: 82
Food grinders: 81Electric blenders: 80
Built-in fireplaces: 77Coal furnaces: 77
Futons: 76Unpowered coffee makers or teapots: 76
Thermostats: 75Oven cleaners: 75
Electric waffle irons: 75Scuba diving: 75
Cigarette or pipe lighters: 75Other bedding: 71
Games or game parts: 71Marbles: 71
Methyl alcohol: 71Stationary power drills and accessories: 71
Dry heat irons: 71Licensed two-wheeled motor vehicles: 70
Metal or plastic molding sets: 70Other upholstered chairs: 70
Hair clippers and trimmers: 69Ice hockey: 69
Slow cookers: 69Boxing: 69
Wading pools: 69Coins: 69
Other clothing: 69Baby carriers: 69
Storm doors without glass panels: 68Snow plows: 68
Manual drills: 68Plastic panels for doors or windows: 68
Pumps: 67Baby walkers or jumpers: 66
Extension ladders: 66Moving walks: 66
Other power pruning or trimming equipment: 66Upholstered chairs: 66
Electric grills: 66Lawn vacuums: 66
Straight ladders: 66Glue guns: 63
Remote control, universal or not stated: 63Handball: 62
Telescopes, binoculars, microscopes or magnifying glasses: 62Wrestling: 60
Gymnastics: 59Hypodermic needles or syringes: 59
Automotive waxes, polishes or cleaners: 59Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 56
Snow throwers or blowers: 55Dishwashing liquid: 53
Power routers: 51Slicers and choppers: 49
Power sanders: 49Other antennas: 48
Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 47Hot plates: 47
Floor furnaces: 47Diving or diving boards: 47
Other specified plastic products: 45Kerosene or oil heaters: 43
Lightning rods or arresters, antenna discharge units or other grounding devices: 42Unpowered models or parts: 38
Multi-purpose lighters: 38Toy sports equipment: 38
Slides or sliding boards: 38Radios: 38
Gas or LP heaters: 34Electric griddles: 34
Leaf blowers: 32Pull-down or folding stairs: 32
Saunas: 31Gas ranges or ovens: 31
Electric kettles or hot pots: 31Balls: 30
Boats and boating: 30Sports and recreational activity: 30
Lighters: 30Coaxial Cable: 29
Fencing: 23Other plastic products: 21
Gas ovens: 19Nonupholstered rocking chairs: 17
Liquid room deodorizers or fresheners: 17Electric deep fryers: 16
Floor buffers or waxers: 16Acids: 16
Drinking fountains: 16Bedding: 16
Wallpaper steamers: 16Hacksaws: 15
Ashtrays, not electric or not battery operated: 15Cribs: 15
Treehouses or playhouses: 15Reel power lawn mowers: 15
Paint or varnish thinners: 15Lye: 15
Abrasive cleaners: 15Stilts: 15
Liquid drugs: 15High chairs: 15
Other sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 15Clothes steamers: 15
Manual workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 15Electric corn poppers: 15
Other guns or firearms: 15Ice makers: 15
Plastic products: 15Unattached appliance or lamp cords: 15
Illegal drugs: 14Skeet shooting: 14
Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 14Electric motors: 14
Chimneys: 14Track and field: 14
Animal traps: 14Fire or smoke alarms: 14

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