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Monthly archive for December 2018

Unintentional Deaths Numbers Continue to Rise

New analysis from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicates unintentional deaths hit their highest number in history in 2017. This information, released by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) shows fatalities resulting from preventable accidents rose to 169,936 in 2017, a 5.3% increase from 2016. According to the NSC, an American is killed accidentally every three minutes by a drug overdose, a motor vehicle crash, a fall, a drowning, a choking incident or another preventable occurrence.Below we have listed the top 10 accidental, preventable deaths from 2017.   1. Poisoning (including drug overdose) Number of Deaths 2017: 64,795 2016: 58,335 Percent Change: 11.1% 2. Motor Vehicle Accidents Number of Deaths 2017: 40,231 2016: 40,327 Percent Change: -0.2% 3. Falls Number of Deaths 2017: 36,338 2016: 34,673 Percent Change: 4.8% 4. Suffocation of Ingestion, Inhalation Number of Deaths 2017: 5,216 2016: 4,829 Percent Change: 8% 5. Drowning Number of Deaths 2017: 3,709 2016: 3.786 Percent Change: -2% 6. Fires, Flames, and Smoke […]

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