Sunday, June 29, 2008

Keep women away from stairs!

I have summarized for your convenience the top 7 consumer killers in the United States in the year 2001, and swimming pools, for comparison.  I think the conclusion here is inescapable: women must be kept away from stairs. This is a significant issue for me because I live in a house with two stories and a basement, with my wife and three daughters. Although the statistics presented are not specific, it does appear that the problem is largely with older women, so we'll definitely have my mother in law stay in the downstairs bedroom.

As I write this my two older girls are directly behind me, messing around in the crib that we generally use for our youngest. A quick check shows that I should escort them outside where they can safely fool around in traffic on some ATVs!

total deathsmale accidentsfemale accidentscategory
2021047671421274004Stairs, Ramps, Landings, Floors
45964248445 291530Beds, Mattresses, Pillows
30271203930 252960Chairs, Sofas, Sofa beds
25023125312 168238Bathroom structures and fixtures
24750414008 151660Bicycles
21239169834 38022ATVs, Mopeds, Minibikes
19085150667 72498Ladders, Stools
53228886472894Swimming Pools, Equipment