“Fatal accidents within the home are a leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that many of these accidents that occur in the domicile can be prevented by taking extra precautions. Regular checks of safety equipment as well as maintaining appliances and structures around the house can greatly reduce the risk of such accidents.”
Falls account for more than a third of all fatal injuries. Take steps to prevent such accidents around your house by eliminating obstacles and hazards that increase the risks of tripping, skidding, or stumbling.
Poisoning deaths despite all the precautions we take still total to millions per year. Many of the victims are under 6 years of age. Poisoning deaths can be avoided in many cases by limiting the access of young children to medications and household chemicals (cleaners and detergents). Make sure you know the number to your local poison control center in case of an emergency.