Every year, more than 160,000 Americans die as a result of an accident, making accidents the third biggest cause of death across the country—and unintentional household injury makes up 75% of those deaths. We all know that accidents happen, but do our fears about household injuries line up with reality?
To find out which accidents are the most fatal, we dove into data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and compared the most common accidents to what people told us they’re worried about in our State of Safety study. We also looked at which injuries landed people in the ER most often, and which ones were the most fatal. Read on to see if your fears match up with reality and find out which accident is the most fatal in your state.