Wednesday, May 3, 2000 2:09 PM
Here are some interesting estimates that I got from my most recent health insurance news letter.

Estimated number of injuries of various products that resulted in emergency room visits last year:
(this is only a partial listing)
Stairs, ramps, landings, floors 1,975,074
Basketball 631,186
Bicycles & Accessories 597,284
Playground Equipment 248,372
Exercise, exercise equipment 215,831
Glass doors, windows, panels 185,071
Ladders, stools 174,631
Carpets, rugs 117,588
Lawn mowers 76,421
Television sets & stands 44,750
Glass bottles & jars 44,449
Cleaning agents 33,823
Amusement attractions (including rides) 19,211
Beach, picnic, camping equipment 16,949
Air conditioners 13,211

My point, for all of those trying to regulate amusement park rides more, is that television sets (not to mention many other products) caused more injuries last year that all amusement devices put together. Rides don't even amount to the entire 19,211 injuries last year and look how many things are in front of them. Floors and stairs, windows, lawn mowers. I guess that amusement rides aren't as dangerous as some people want to make them out as.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 3:37 PM
I just hate it when my TV stand falls on me!!!

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"May the Force be with you"
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 5:16 PM
You know how it goes. Politicians feed off of fear, and playing that fear up so it appears they give two hampster craps about the public to get votes.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 6:31 PM
Yeah Revolutionary, that's what I was thinking too. How the get do you get injured by your television? Heck, with remote controls now, you don't even have to get near them.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 6:32 PM
I pulled a TV off of a stand and onto my head when I was three. Just thought maybe someone cared. :(
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 6:53 PM
That expains it...LOL
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 7:01 PM
Good post, Revolutionary is right, let's get the TV man over to create injuries.


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There's nothing like a woodie...
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 9:26 PM
My mom dropped a VCR on her once. Broke the thing too, :-( that was a good VCR.

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"May the Force be with you"
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