Be Aware of the Most Common Holiday-Related Accidents This Holiday Season
While the holiday season is usually a time for celebration, it is also a time for potentially serious household accidents. Thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in damage occur every holiday season due to the following common accidents:
Fire More than 400 deaths, 1,650 injuries and $990 million in damages are caused by fires each holiday season. A large portion of these fires are related to candles, as they are one of the most common causes of hazards during the holiday season
Christmas trees are also a common cause of fires. Both artificial and natural trees have been reported as being the first thing to become ignited. During the years of 2003-2007, an average of 250 reported home structure fires resulted from Christmas trees.
Decorating-Related Falls Between the years of 2000-2002, approximately 5,800 people were treated in the emergency room for fall-related injuries that occurred while decorating for the holidays. that's 2-3 every hour!