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Accidents - Years 1997-2010 - Pubic Region


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 583,761
See also: Other body parts.

Accidents - Years 1997-2010

Year 1997:34,501
Year 1998:40,213
Year 1999:39,256
Year 2000:44,858
Year 2001:43,609
Year 2002:39,004
Year 2003:38,215
Year 2004:38,732
Year 2005:39,594
Year 2006:43,847
Year 2007:41,156
Year 2008:43,014
Year 2009:45,260
Year 2010:52,494

Accidents - Age Distribution

Accidents - Sex

Accidents - Race

Accidents - Related Products


Bicycles or accessories: 69,580Day wear: 28,377
Bathtubs or showers: 27,453Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 21,448
Toilets: 18,617Chairs: 17,359
Basketball: 11,336Stairs or steps: 10,723
Fences or fence posts: 10,009Soaps: 9,946
Other toys: 9,330Beds or bedframes: 9,203
Football: 9,141Baseball: 7,879
Swimming pools: 7,572Floors or flooring materials: 7,439
Swimming: 7,049Razors or shavers: 6,246
Weight lifting: 6,230Tables: 6,152
Soccer: 6,070Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 5,926
Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 5,789Jewelry: 5,614
Exercise: 5,456Swings or swing sets: 5,110
Trampolines: 5,076Diapers: 5,000
Beds: 4,910Nonelectric razors or shavers: 4,902
Ladders: 4,853Skateboards: 4,672
Bunk beds: 4,384Built-in swimming pools: 4,355
Furniture: 4,083Slides or sliding boards: 4,051
Poles: 4,030Counters or countertops: 4,003
Containers: 3,988All-terrain vehicles: 3,908
Horseback riding: 3,836Paper products: 3,422
Massage devices or vibrators: 3,286Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 3,085
Playground equipment: 3,035Softball: 2,925
Benches: 2,737Pens and pencils: 2,572
Exercise equipment: 2,553Handrails, railings or banisters: 2,520
Diving or diving boards: 2,491Clothing: 2,472
Pipes: 2,442Footwear: 2,414
Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 2,252Scooters, unpowered: 2,249
Tableware and accessories: 2,148Doors: 2,120
Dancing: 1,969Hot water: 1,940
Stools: 1,886Gymnastics: 1,866
Bottles or jars: 1,811Scissors: 1,780
Wheelchairs: 1,761House repair or construction materials: 1,695
Bedsprings or bedframes: 1,673First aid equipment: 1,670
Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 1,601Rope or string: 1,546
Other playground equipment: 1,543Hockey: 1,500
Sinks: 1,488Ceilings and walls: 1,461
Grocery or shopping carts: 1,407Martial arts: 1,385
Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 1,363Wrestling: 1,348
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 1,288Manual scissors: 1,263
Manual cleaning equipment: 1,249Sports and recreational activity: 1,240
Knives: 1,221Ball sports: 1,194
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 1,165Desk supplies: 1,164
Golf: 1,120Cribs: 1,108
Beach chairs or folding chairs: 1,094Pins and needles: 1,090
Step stools: 1,089Seesaws or teeterboards: 1,074
Toy boxes or chests: 1,069Amusement attractions: 1,063
Towels or cloths: 1,027Surfing: 1,016
Televisions: 989Bleachers: 972
Snow skiing: 966In-line skating: 955
Hot tubs or home spas: 951Sewing basket articles: 946
Water slides: 940Lacrosse: 903
Potty chairs or training seats: 900Buckets or pails: 885
Billiards or pool: 882Go-carts: 847
Baby gates or barriers: 847Bed rails: 843
Other ball sports: 841Bathtub or shower enclosures: 809
Nonglass bottles or jars: 786Tricycles: 759
Tennis: 749Snow boarding: 745
Cardboard products: 737Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 718
Bags: 715Nonwheeled riding toys, unpowered: 702
Metal containers: 684Crutches, canes or walkers: 683
Laundry soaps or detergents: 671Water skiing: 666
Refrigerators: 651Bars and bar accessories: 617
Outerwear: 604Rugs or carpets: 602
Cabinet or door hardware: 596Computers: 596
Luggage: 588Clothing accessories: 573
Kitchen gadgets: 561Fishing: 559
Lawn mowers: 556Barstools or kitchen stools: 552
Scaffolding: 520Riding power lawn mowers: 514
Wagons: 509Nightwear: 505
Above-ground swimming pools: 498Manual snow or ice removal tools: 486
Musical instruments, not electric or not battery operated: 485Skating: 484
Sleds: 479Roller skating: 470
Coins: 468Tie racks, belt racks or other clothes hangers: 466
Medical equipment, general: 465Track and field: 465
Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 463Pet supplies: 458
Adhesives: 455Books, magazines, albums or scrapbooks: 452
Other unpowered garden tools: 444Pogo sticks: 442
General purpose household cleaners: 440Telephones or telephone accessories: 437
Gasoline: 420Car seats: 410
Batteries: 401Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 398
Bowling: 392Bleaches: 361
Plastic containers: 359Snowmobiles: 358
Ramps or landings: 356Ice hockey: 356
Insect induced injuries: 356Faucets or spigots: 351
Chair, recliner: 350Footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 350
Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 344Laundry baskets: 339
Riding toys: 338Other specified plastic products: 334
Safety pins: 329Toilet bowl products: 315
Hair clippers and trimmers: 313Air conditioners: 308
Wire: 307Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 306
Swimming pool chemicals: 303Vacuum cleaners: 302
Rugby: 300Cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco: 299
Treehouses or playhouses: 297Screwdrivers: 296
Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 295Swimming pool equipment: 293
Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 287Other manual workshop tools: 287
Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 286High chairs: 280
Cosmetics: 278Playpens: 278
Toy sports equipment: 277Golf carts: 274
Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 273Fireworks: 267
Chains: 265Water tubing: 262
Combs or hairbrushes: 260Heaters or heating systems: 258
Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 257Wading pools: 252
Rocking chairs: 252Crayons or chalk: 251
Wheeled riding toys, unpowered: 251Windows or window glass: 250
Swimming pool slides: 249Book bags or back carriers: 247
Stepladders: 246Hammers: 245
Aerosol containers: 245Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 241
Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 238Mattresses: 238
Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 233Chemicals: 231
Glass bottles or jars: 230Fans: 230
Air compressors: 229Towel racks or bars: 229
Other portable or stationary power tools: 227Foods: 226
Personal protection devices: 222Ice skating: 219
Baby strollers: 218Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 216
Seasonal decorations: 214Light bulbs: 214
Futons: 214Workshop furnishings: 213
Animal induced injury: 212Other containers: 210
Windows and window glass, other than storm windows: 209Laundry hampers: 208
Microwave ovens: 208Electric razors or shavers: 207
Flatware: 207Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 205
Television tables or stands: 205Street hockey: 203
Blocks, stacking toys or pull toys: 200Volleyball: 197
Balloons: 196Aquariums or accessories: 194
Manicuring devices: 190Power lawn mowers: 187
Acids: 185Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 180
Toolboxes or tool kits: 178Hair grooming equipment or accessories: 178
Archery: 178Coffee makers or teapots: 176
Drinking glasses: 175Self-contained openers: 175
Motor vehicles or parts: 175Youth chairs: 175
Alcohol: 174Stretch cords or stretch straps: 173
Tapes: 171Baby changing tables: 171
Tools: 169Tractors: 169
Radiators: 168Paint or varnish thinners: 168
Knives with replaceable blades: 168Drain cleaners: 168
Doorsills or frames: 168Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 166
Freezers: 165Other drugs or medications: 163
Pumps: 163Mirrors or mirror glass: 160
Attachable high chairs: 158Hatchets or axes: 156
Water toys: 156Chair, rocking: 156
Portable circular power saws: 155Crib extender rails or youth bed rails: 152
Power tillers or cultivators: 152Nonbaby mattresses: 151
Wooden containers: 151Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 151
Carts: 148Public equipment: 147
Tree stands: 147Camping equipment: 146
Sleeping bags: 146Other clothing: 146
Washing machines: 146Cheerleading: 139
Hammocks: 139Water heaters: 138
Other plastic products: 138Bench or table saws: 137
Ammonia, household: 136Fuel-burning lighting equipment: 136
Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 135Plastic bags: 132
Welding equipment: 131Lubricants: 130
Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 130Recliner chairs: 130
Building sets: 128Nonelectric blankets: 128
Windowsills or frames: 122Drinking straws: 120
Portable food or beverage coolers: 119Darts: 116
Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 111Other sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 109
Tablet or capsule drugs: 109Room deodorizers or fresheners: 108
Grills: 107Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 106
Tool sheds: 103Portable swimming pools: 102
Saws: 102Paintbrushes or rollers, manual: 101
Keys, key rings or key chains: 101Other glass bottles or jars: 100
Sheets or pillowcases: 100Boxing: 100
Blankets: 100Toy vehicles: 98
Roller hockey: 97Dolls, plush toys, and action figures: 97
Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 97Christmas tree lights: 96
Marbles: 96Decorative yard equipment: 96
BBs or pellets: 95Electric heating pads: 94
Clothes dryers: 94Cigarette or pipe lighters: 93
Liquid room deodorizers or fresheners: 93Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 92
Coal or wood-burning stoves: 92Mountain climbing: 90
Methyl alcohol: 88Automotive tools or accessories: 87
Waterbeds or water pillows: 86Plastic wrapping products: 86
Motorized vehicles: 86Pine oil cleaning and disinfectant preparations: 86
Manual push mowers: 86Tarpaulins: 86
Filters: 86Chain saws: 85
Horseshoes: 84Snow plows: 83
Vacuum containers: 80Illegal drugs: 80
Baby harnesses: 80Toy guns with projectiles: 79
Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 79Footlockers: 78
Automatic doors: 78Clothing irons: 77
Handball: 77Workshop grinders, buffers, or polishers: 77
Batons: 77Other ranges or ovens: 76
Other toy guns: 76Other furniture: 76
Reel power lawn mowers: 76Unicycles: 76
Tetherball: 75Counter-mounted cooking surfaces: 74
Balls: 74Glass soft drink bottles: 74
Upholstered footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 73Log splitters: 71
Kerosene or oil heaters: 71Electric coffee makers or teapots: 71
Hair dryers: 71Bedding: 71
Radios: 70Safes: 70
Rotary power lawn mowers: 69Electric knife sharpeners: 69
Nonupholstered rocking chairs: 68Other ladders: 67
Stationary power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 67Electric motors: 67
Clothespins: 67Thermal or sound insulation materials: 66
Floor buffers or waxers: 66Power leaf mulchers and grinders: 66
Power drills or accessories: 66Pull-down or folding stairs: 66
Portable power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 66Garden tractors: 66
Detergents: 60Dishwashing liquid: 60
Drills: 60Generators or power plants: 59
Lye: 59Wood paneling and particleboard: 50
Cookware: 50Escalators: 48
Dishwasher detergents: 45Flotation toys: 44
Lockers: 43Painting equipment, powered: 43
Floor lamps or table lamps: 43Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 42
Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 41Portable power drills and accessories: 41
Umbrellas: 40Electric trains or accessories: 38
Fuel storage tanks: 38Kitchen mixing bowls, canisters or similar containers: 37
Flying toys: 36Other ranges: 35
Baby walkers or jumpers: 34Wallpaper: 32
Gas or LP grills or stoves: 31Electric toothbrushes or oral irrigators: 30
Recording tapes: 28Fertilizers: 27
Baby carriers: 25Ironing boards or covers: 22
Doll houses and other play scenes: 22Extension or straight ladders: 22
Baby bathtub seats or rings: 21Garage doors: 19
Fireplace equipment: 19Heat or infrared lamps: 18
Other nonglass doors: 18Electric welding equipment: 18
Dry heat irons: 18Gas or LP heaters: 18
Unpowered coffee makers or teapots: 18Cots: 18
Dune buggies/beach buggies: 17Baby carriages: 17
Wooden matches: 17Powered riding toys: 17
Lighters: 17Toy guns: 17
Molding compounds: 16Doorstops: 16
Slow cookers: 16Other antennas: 16
Power pruning or trimming equipment: 16Electric baseboard heaters: 16
Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 16Wigs, falls or hairpieces: 16
Caulking or spackling compounds: 15Nonelectric toothbrushes: 15
Oven cleaners: 15Amateur two-way radios: 15
Electric mixers: 15Glass doors: 15
Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 15Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 15
Cutting torches: 15Shoelace fasteners: 15
Sewing machines or accessories: 15Lighter fluids: 15
Portable cribs: 15Boats and boating: 15
Toy bows or arrows: 15Nail guns or stud drivers: 15
Pruning or trimming equipment: 15Elevators or other lifts: 15
Slingshots or sling-propelled toys: 15Snow throwers/blowers: 15
Other guns or firearms: 15Automotive chemicals: 15
Croquet: 15Other bedding: 15
Fire escape devices: 15Electric blankets or sheets: 14
Extension cords: 14Vending machines: 14
Other toy weapons: 13Plastic products: 12
Sliding glass doors or panels: 12Tape recorders or players: 11
Glass doors or doors with glass panels: 11Remote control, universal or not stated: 10
Gas or LP floor or wall heaters: 7Dishwashers: 7
Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 6Christmas decorations: 6
Portable baby swings: 6Trash compactors: 6
Children's play tents, play tunnels or other enclosures: 6Lunch boxes or pails: 6
Toasters: 6Clocks: 6
Pillows: 6Nonglass bathtub or shower enclosures: 6
Rug shampooers: 6Electrical wire or wiring systems: 6
Matches: 6Stationary power drills and accessories: 6
Turpentine: 6Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 6
Baby baths or bathinettes: 6Other upholstered chairs: 6
Lighting equipment: 6Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 6
Costumes or masks: 6Caustics: 6
Toy caps, cap toys or cap guns: 6Toddler beds: 6
Decorative water features: 6Electric heaters: 6
Baby bouncer seats: 6Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 5
Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 5Metal cookware: 5
Fabric treatment products: 5Nonglass doors: 5
Night-lights: 5Art supplies or equipment: 5
Field hockey: 5Water polo: 5
Toy musical instruments: 5Pretend electronics, tools, housewares, and appliances: 5

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