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Personal Safety: One-Stop Search

Accidents: Fire

Accidents: General

Accidents: School

Encyclopedias

Related Information

Special Report

Video

Home Accidents: Infographic

http://tinyurl.com/z8bxsnd

Tables

Where accidents happen in the United States

(from the Safety article)
Source: National Safety Council. Figures are for 2012.
Location
Accidental deaths
Injuries1
Homes
63,000
19,300,000
Roads and highways
34,500
3,800,000
Public places
26,000
10,300,000
Workplaces
3,700
4,900,000
Total
127,200
38,300,000
 
  • Injuries that require professional medical attention.

 

              World Book Student

Chief causes of accidental deaths in the United States

(from the Safety article)
Source: National Safety Council. Figures are for 2012.
Types of accidents
Number of deaths
Poisoning
36,900
Motor vehicle
36,300
Falls
27,800
Choking
4,700
Drowning
3,900
Fires, flames, and smoke
3,000
Suffocation
2,100
All other types
12,500
Total
 
World Book Student
127,200