'Fearless' Session to Shed Light on Fast-Rising Accidental Injuries, Deaths

According to recent data released by the National Safety Council to mark National Safety Month, accidental deaths in the United States are rising at an alarming rate: more than 20 percent over a 10-year period, reaching 113,000 deaths in 2005. At the current rate, they're expected to surpass the nation's all-time high of 116,385 accidental deaths, set in 1969, within a few years.

For U.S. residents between 1 and 41 years of age, accidents are the leading cause of death. While accidents continue to be the fifth-leading cause of death overall--exceeded only by heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases--accidental deaths are increasing at a greater rate than that of any of the top four causes of death.

Attendees looking for answers can attend session 738, titled "A Fearless Look at What Really Causes Accidental Injuries and Fatalities." This session will be presented tomorrow from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. by Larry Wilson of Electrolab Limited (producers of Safestart), based in Ontario, Canada. Wilson promises to take attendees to the core of accident causation by showing them what really caused more than 99 percent of all acute injuries and what continues to cause more than 99 percent of these injuries and fatalities.

All Wilson asks of everyone present is that they participate and answer honestly by putting up a hand if the answer to a question being asked is affirmative so he may better illustrate that this is not just another theory.

A state-by-state rundown of injury data is available from NSC's Web site at www.nsc.org/news/injury_data/StateByStateInjuryData.pdf.

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