Falls represent a serious hazard. In 2015, falls at home resulted in 21,100 deaths, according the 2017 edition of “Injury Facts,” a National Safety Council chartbook.
Bathrooms, in particular, can be danger zones when it comes to falls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that about 235,000 people older than 15 visit emergency rooms each year because of bathroom-related injuries.
Safety + Health (2017, May 28). Stay safe from falls. Retrieved from URL – http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/15652-stay-safe-from-falls