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Unintentional Fatalities:

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sadiesassy, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Saw the summary from the NRA on unintentional fatalities
    Look like firearm related was 0.5%

    Broke down as follows

    Unintentional Fatalities:

    Motor Vehicle: 31.2%
    Poisoning: 25.5%
    Falls: 19.7%
    Suffocation 5.0%
    Drowning 2.9%
    Fires, Flames 2.5%
    Struck By Objects 0.6%
    Firearms 0.5%
    All other (<0.5%) 9.4%

    With as much focus they have on eliminating gun ownership - looks like the government could focus on other areas.
    Poisoning really surprised me.
     
  2. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    What's an example of unintentional poisoning, drinking anti freeze thinking it's gatorade ? Can't imagine...
     
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  3. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    I think drug overdose would fall under poisoning.
     
  4. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Alcohol Poisoning, as well.

    Basically you can be classified as death by poisoning by simply having too much of anything absorbed into your system. Not too many people know that too much water can also be poisoness. Excess water taken acutely can flush out your electrolites. If you are seriously dehydrated, large amounts of water is deffeniately needed; however, you also need to replace the sodium content you lose when you sweat.
     
  5. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Falls 19.7%!?!? We should require by law for everyone to wear a parachute at all times!

    Drowning is an astounding 2.9%!! We should ban swimming pools, surfing, boating and bubble baths! :D
     
  6. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The liberals are trying there best to ban births and encourage same sex unions. This would bring all these numbers down over time. Wait, this could save the planet. Maybe they have something here.
     
  7. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Airbag hats.
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Drink enough Aspartame and Sucratose and join statistic #2.
     
  9. cowboygraphics

    cowboygraphics Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I would think most people are interested in the stats for: intentional