2x Children Die From Glass Tabletop
Accidents as Gun Accidents

By Dean Weingarten. November 5, 2020

On 26 July 2020, a paper titled: Glass table injuries: A silent public health problem was published in the American Journal of Surgery.

The paper detailed an examination of how many accidents involving glass tables occurred in the United States, how severe the injuries from such accidents were, and the distribution of injuries by age. The annual number of fatalities from accidents involving glass tables was projected to be about 400.

Most people do not consider glass tables to be a significant risk for accidents. 400 deaths a year sounds like a lot. It is about .13 per 100,000, out of a total of 731.9 per 100,000 total. 400 is .00018 of the total number of deaths in the nation each year.

The results of the article have been widely published in the public media. From newsmax.com: ....

Child deaths from firearms is one of the many favorite statistics quoted by anti rights groups, but it is well worth exploring beyond that to find numerous other factors that rate more important and varied.
"The number of children under five who die by drowning in five-gallon buckets is comparable to the number of children under five who die in fatal firearm accidents."


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