NSC Releases Annual Compilation of the Leading Causes of Preventable Death
Monday, May 15, 2017
By Facility Safety Management Magazine
The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of Injury Facts – the annual publication for preventable deaths and injuries in the United States for nearly 100 years.
Preventable deaths – commonly known as "accidents" – have reached an all-time high, with 146,571 Americans dying in 2015 from causes such as drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes, falls, choking and drowning.[i]
The number of people killed in preventable incidents trails only heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease, and outpaces strokes, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
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