Premises Accident Statistics
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), flooring and flooring materials directly contribute to in excess of 2 million fall injuries each year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall here in the United States.
- Falls are the number one single cause of traumatic brain injury.
- 65% of fall-related injuries occur on a same-level walking surface.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls cause 15% of accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicles.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls account for 8 million emergency room visits each year.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), slips and falls are the number one cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants, and public buildings.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the average restaurant has between 3 and 9 slip and fall accidents each year.