The Center for Disease Control reports show that the leading causes of house fires are cooking, heating equipment and electrical problems. More than 60% of the reported home fires occur in homes without smoke alarms or with nonworking smoke alarms. 50% of fatal injuries in house fires are to preschool children and adults over 65.
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Hospital charges alone for an ATV trauma patient range from $5,500 - $299,289, with an average of $27,400.
Nearly 362,000 children annually are treated in emergency departments throughout the United States with bicycling injuries and one-third of the visits are head injuries.
The CPSC estimates that ATVs result in more than 100,000 ER visits annually, including more than 30,000 injuries for children under 16 years.