When Accidents happen....
1. Poisoning - gases, chemicals, prescription drug overdoes, and other substances helped this category overtake motor vehicle crashes in 2011.
2. Motor Vehicle Crashes - impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, and inexperience keep this category in the top 3 of top related accidental deaths.
3. Falls - while third on this list, it is actually the top leading cause of death in those 71 and older
4. Choking and Suffocation - for all age groups, choking on food or suffocation of an infant falls into this category.
5. Drowning - there are about 10 deaths per day from drowning. This is the number 1 cause of death in children age 1 to 4 due to them falling pools, tubs, or other bodies of water.
6. Fires and Burns - As the sixth leading cause of death, working smoke detectors will help reduce the chance of death by alerting homeowners that there is a problem.
7. Natural and Environmental Incidents - these events claim hundreds of lives per year. Learning about emergency preparedness and how to pack a helpful emergency kit.
Know who to contact and what to do in case of any of this accidental emergencies. Want more information or an emergency at home contact sheet, please give us a call!
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