Injuries from objects

Furniture, TVs & Sharp Objects reference card [2020]

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Childhood cutting and piercing injury

[Factsheet, 2009]

This factsheet presents data and information under the following headings: Overview, Cutting and piercing injury facts, Who is injured and where?, Cutting and piercing admissions to hospital, What is safety glass? and a small boxed section on Tetanus.

The conclusion outlines the suggested prevention interventions:

  • "... ensuring effective removal of broken glass from public spaces;

  • encouraging children to wear footwear;

  • the increased use of safety glass in windows and doors; increased awareness of the dangers of equipment such as lawn mowers and kitchen equipment;

  • keeping fences and playgrounds in good repair."

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