World health organization

10 facts on injuries to children

A small boy climbs on his toy vehicle to look and point out of a window.
R. Simpson


Falls account for up to one half of all visits by children to hospital emergency departments. Although most falls do not cause more than a few scrapes or bruises, 130 children die from falls every day. Severe falls can be avoided by the use of fitted window guards, and specially designed children's products and playground equipment that meet safety standards.

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