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Alarming number of Aussies hospitalised with DIY accident related injuries

18 April 2017 9:38 PM
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Alarming number of Aussies hospitalised with DIY accident related injuries

The answer, thousands of Australians clogging up emergency departments with many requiring amputations.

According to data by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare which was examined by Flinders University, over a twelve month period, almost 100 Australians lost a finger or toe when using a power saw, woodwork machinery or lawnmower while 1262 sustained a fracture after falling from a ladder.

This was closely followed by injuries linked to falling from a building (417), lawnmowers (271) and non-powered hand tools (230).

Between 2013-14 a staggering 3318 people aged 15 or older were hospitalised for a DIY related injury involving a fall or contact with tools and machinery, with four in five of those cases being male.

Source: tenplay.com.au

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