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Posted on 11-28-2014
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According to the CDC, falls can be divided into two different types: same-level and elevated. The differences between these two types of accidents are numerous, and the results can be devastating.
This is the most common form of fall, and occurs when you slip on a surface you're walking on, with no change in elevation following your accident. Normally, you trip and hit either the surface you are walking on or another object on the ground. Some of the most common examples of this type of accident include:
· Tripping over electrical cords or power lines
· Tripping on door jams and lips
· Falling over objects left on the sidewalk or in a walking area
· Slipping on wet floors in or around businesses
· Slipping on ice on pavement, such as roads, driveways, or sidewalks
The majority of unintentional falls fall into this category.
While these are less common, they are far more likely to result in serious injury. Elevated falls occur when the victim falls from one level of surface to another, causing a net loss in elevation. While about 60% of these accidents occur from a height of less than 10 feet, they are still much likelier to end in serious injury.
Follow the strategies to avoid slip and fall dangers:
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