Which fireworks cause the most injuries on the Fourth of July?
What is the leading cause of injuries on the Fourth of July?
Which gender suffers the most injuries on the 4th of July?
Some of these answers may surprise you (see #1)…and some of these may not (see #3). Let’s get right to the list:
Fireworks, Heat Wave, Alcohol – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Fourth of July Dangers – Top 10 Most Interesting Facts
The type of fireworks causing the most injuries over the Fourth of July in 2017 were sparklers (1200 estimated injuries).
Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees â€“ making these fireworks hot enough to melt some metals.
Males experience 70% of all estimated fireworks related injuries, versus only 30% for females.
When it comes to fireworks related injuries, the body part(s) most injured are the hands and fingers.
According to a study from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous days to be on the road. Our Independence Day has been the third deadliest holiday for drivers since 2011 (only slightly behind Memorial Day & Labor Day).
The NHTSA has been tracking car crash statistics for over 25 years, and they show that, on average, 51% of all fatal automobile accidents on the 4th of July are related to alcohol. This is more than any other holiday.
The National Safety Council estimates indicate 164 people may be killed and an additional 18,600 may be seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, including car accidents and truck accidents. This makes car accidents the leading cause of injury, by far, on the Fourth of July.
The most dangerous state on the Fourth of July is Oklahoma and the safest state is Delaware. New Jersey falls in the middle at number 26. (A Secure Life)
Americans will spend an estimated $37 Million this Fourth of July just on ketchup (cnbc.com).
An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the 4th of July.
All of us at Mintz & Geftic wish you and your families a very happy and safe Fourth of July!
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