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Safety in the home

23
Dec

Common Accident Types and Causes at Christmas

Christmas is a time of Happiness and making Merry, but make sure you think of safety in the home as well !!! Beware !

  1. 3 people die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.
  2. 31 people have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the Christmas lights were plugged in.
  3. 142 people were injured in 2008 by not removing all the pins from new shirts
  4. 58 people are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.
  5. 19 people have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas decorations were chocolate.
  6. British Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year from cracker pulling accidents.
  7. 171 people since 1999 have had broken parts of plastic toys pulled out of the soles of their feet.
  8. 18 people had serious burns in 2007 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.
  9. A massive 543 people were admitted to hospital in the last two years during Christmas after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.
[Statistics Taken from RoSPA]

Have a Happy and Safe Christmas from Chris Mee