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2007 NEISS Hospitol
Annual U.S. Garage Door Injury Statistics
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Garage Door Injury Statistics Garage Door Safety is our mission
Description  
Estimated
USA Total
Description
1. Pinch/Crush Section Joints   7557 Fingers caught between section joints, includes amputations, avulsions, etc.
2. Falling Doors   2102 Door fell for whatever reason
3. DIY   1610 Person working on a door
4. Sharp Edges   805 Lacerations from door hardware or tracks
5. Glass   313 Lacerations from garage door window glass
6. Spring    313 Spring injuries
7. Broken Door   224 Miscellaneous injuries due to doors needing repairs
8. Other Entrapment   179 Half of these were fingers caught between rollers and tracks
9. Race To Beat The Door   134 People trying to get through the opening before the door closed
10. Riding Door   89 Children riding the door
Total
  13325
This study is about the "door system" regardless of whether it is electric or manual
CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) is a national probability sample of hospitals in the U.S. and its territories.
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