A new study released by the National Safety Council (NSC) showed that accidents, especially falls and overdoses, are causing the deaths of more Americans each year.
The NSC said that in 2014, over 136,000 Americans died in accidents. Unfortunately, that is an increase of 4.2% from 2013 records and a rise of 15.5% within a 10-year period. Numbers are increasing even though car accident fatalities have declined by 22% since 2005.
Furthermore, overdose deaths have risen by 78% in 10 years, dethroning car accidents as the number one cause of accidental death in the United States. Also, deaths from falls have risen by 63% over a decade.
NSC statistical manager Ken Kolosh said the American society and government need to work harder to prevent these deaths. According to Kolosh, we still have yet to exhaust all our efforts in trying to minimize instances of accidents.
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