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Avoiding the Top Freak Accidents

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  • Some of the top unintentional injuries resulting in death include drug overdoses, car accidents and falls; however, some unspecified deaths fall into a category of freak accidents, sometimes occurring in your own backyard
  • Mowing your lawn, using a ladder, cutting down a tree and using a portable generator may all result in accidents capable of taking your life
  • Other unusual accidents occur using all-terrain vehicles, hiking in the woods, electrocution in a lake or using a dishwasher
  • Understanding when and if to perform CPR, how to treat sharp force trauma, and the dos and don’ts of simple injuries is important knowledge for you and your family

By Dr. Mercola

Motor vehicle accidents once held the top spot for accidental deaths in the U.S., but in 2016 more Americans died from accidental drug overdoses than from car accidents. Car accidents aren't the only accidents taking lives. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 146,000 unintentional deaths due to injury. More than 33,000 fell to their death in 2014.


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