This “World First Aid Day” is highlighting domestic and workplace accidents – a hot topic in Australia with more accidents taking place at home than any other location.
Almost half a million Australians are admitted to hospitals every year as a result of injury, with around 12,000 people dying from their injuries.
10 years of research into childhood injury in Australia between 2002 and 2012 showed that 24.5% of reported childhood injuries were in the home, with falls causing 38% of injuries with fractures and open wounds accounting for over 50% of injuries.
Falls are also common in adult home injuries, with thousands of people admitted to hospital each year falling from ladders and buildings, with yet more injured by power tools, lawnmowers and non-powered tools.
Research by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare had the lawnmower emerged as the most dangerous DIY tool in 2013-14 and was responsible for amputating fingers in 57 cases and toes in 10 cases.
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