Preventable Ways People Get Injured

People get injured in a variety of both believable and inconceivable ways. Numerous Americans get injured in car accidents each year. It’s not uncommon for recreational activities to result in injuries. However, each year, countless Americans are going to the emergency room for injuries that are completely preventable with a little extra care and attention.

Home Improvement

Injuries during home improvement projects are very common. People may get inspired by network shows like those on HGTV. They may overestimate their renovation abilities, and crazy things happen. Staple guns are particularly common in many household-improvement-related injuries. Power drills can also lead to injuries. Lesser known are injuries that result from seemingly innocuous manual tools like hammers. Of course, power saw injuries can be devastating. Take extra caution when partaking in a home improvement project!

Running into a Solid, Stationary Object

Running into a pole, post or other solid object is also a frequently reported injury. It can happen for a number of reasons. Be sure to pay attention and always be attentive of your surroundings, especially when in a public or outdoor space.

Literally Stepping onto a Garden Hoe

It’s been seen in cartoons and real-life emergency rooms alike. Unlike those characters in the movies, people suffer from broken noses, black eyes, and painful bruises.

The Least Threatening of Winter Sports

Skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling may be regarded as the more threatening of Winter sports but tubing and sledding can result in very serious injuries as well. Those who leave behind the bunny slopes too soon may find themselves making a crash landing on hard ice or trees.

Preventable Way Kids Get Hurt

Between 1990 and 2010, 65,000 children were seen in emergency rooms for ‘bouncy-house-related injuries.’ Adult supervision is absolutely required! Playground slides, shopping carts and home furniture may also pose hazard to children of all ages.

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