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This is a compilation of facts about slips and falls presented by Handi-Treads, a HandiRamp company. For more information go to www.handitreads.com or www.handiramp.com

This is a compilation of facts about slips and falls presented by Handi-Treads, a HandiRamp company. For more information go to www.handitreads.com or www.handiramp.com

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Facts About Slips and Falls Document Transcript

  • 1. Facts
    About
    Slips
    &
    Falls
  • 2. Slips and falls cause over 19,000 deaths in the USA annually.
    Source: Center for Disease Control
    Slip and falls cost the United States economy over $30 billion annually.
    Source: National Safety Council
  • 3. 95 million workdays are
    lost due to slip and fall accidents.
    Source: Liberty Mutual
    303,800 workplace fall injuries occurred in 2000. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • 4. 2 million people
    are treated in emergency rooms annually due to slip and fall accidents.
    Source: Center for Disease Control
    Slip and fall accidents cost the US $3.5 million every hour of every day.
    Source: National Safety Council
  • 5. Slip and falls are the
    #1 cause of accidents
    for employees and customers in supermarkets.
    Source: National Floor and Safety Institute
    The nation’s grocery store industry
    spends $450 million to defend against slip and fall claims.
    Source: National Floor and Safety Institute
  • 6. Slips and falls are responsible for 57% of all Food Service general insurance liability claims.
    Source: CNA Insurance
    Slips and falls are the #1 cause of accidents in
    hotels, restaurants and public buildings and 70% of these accidents occur on flat and level surfaces.
    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor
  • 7. The average cost to defend a slip and fall lawsuit is $50,000.
    Source: National Floor Safety Institute
    Injuries resulting from slips and falls are the cause of 65% of all loss workdays.Source: Liberty Mutual
  • 8. In 2003, more than 13,700 people 65 years or older died of fall-related injuries.
    Source: National Safety Council
    Injuries from falls are
    the most common cause of visits to the emergency room for young children and adults age 65 and older.
    Source: National Safety Council
  • 9. One in every three people over the age of 65 falls each year.
    Source: National Safety Council
    Injuries related to
    falls account for 50%
    of all hospital visits for children under 11 years old.
    Source: National Safety Council
  • 10. Of those people aged 65
    and over who are injured in a fall, 20 to 30 percent suffer moderate to severe injuries that reduce mobility and independence and increase the risk of premature death.
    Source: National Safety Council
    Those 65 and over
    are hospitalized for
    fall-related injuries five times more often than they are for injuries from other causes.
    Source: National Safety Council
  • 11. Chicago’s Willis Building
    (formerlySears Tower) is the tallest US building with 2,109 steps. A Handi-Tread™ could be put on every step for less than half the cost of defending one slip and fall lawsuit.
    Source: National Floor Safety Institute and Handi-Products
    Go to www.handitreads.com
    To see the difference
    one stair tread can make!