Sharks vs. Home Improvement InjuriesA Comparison with the Number of Injuries Associated with Home-Improvement Equipment: 1996
|Equipment||Number of Injuries|
|Shark injuries and deaths in U.S.A.||13|
|Nails, screws, tacks, and bolts||198,849|
|Pruning, trimming, edging||36,091|
|Pliers, wire cutters, and wrenches||15,957|
|Power grinders, buffers, and polishers||13,458|
|Buckets and pails||10,907|
|Room deodorizers and fresheners||2,599|
|Paints or varnish thinners||1,549|
Source of home-improvement equipment injury data: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC, U.S.A. (1997).
Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, 3 February 1998.