Broward County Slip and Fall Injuries 2013 Analysis
Below is an analysis of falling injuries (slip and fall, trip and fall) in the State of Florida and especially in Broward County, Florida, for the week ending March 16, 2013.This information is being provided as a public service and has been compiled using public domain, governmental agency data including:
Broward County, Florida | Slip and Fall Injuries Analysis (Initial Compilation of March 2013):
Nationally, falls are injuries that remain a serious concern as millions of Americans are forced to seek help at their local emergency room after suffering harm in a fall.
Consider these facts:
In Florida, an analysis of falling injuries was undertaken by the University of Florida using State of Florida Workers’ Compensation records.This study, involving only falls at work and fall injuries sustained on the job, found that:
In Broward County, Florida, the number of people dying from serious injuries they have sustained in falls has been increasing steadily for over two decades.Broward County deaths from falls – whether the falls were on the job, at home,or in a recreational activity like shopping or visiting a restaurant or movie theatre, has risen 54% from the year 1990 to 2011.
Here are the tallies taken by the Florida Department of Health showing only those falls resulting in a death here in Broward County:
University of Florida “Preventing Injuries from Slips, Trips, and Falls,” published as Circular 869, one of a series of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First published August 1990; Revised October 1992 and February 2001; Reviewed May 2006; Revised August 2008.