A recent report stated that United States has scored a new high in Accidental deaths. The report detailed the reasons of accidental deaths. Drug overdose and fall include as major reasons behind accidental deaths. The National Security Council (NSC) counted the number of Americans deaths of accidents every year.NSC highlighted that unintentional drug overdose is rising every single year. During 2014, around 136000 Americans died from accidental cause’s .This marked an increase of 4.2 percent from the last year. The report also stated that one accident death happens every four minutes in America.
Director of the (NSC) Ken Kolosh stated “Every individual has the opportunity to make choices to keep them safe. It’s all preventable. Every accident is preventable, but it’s not necessarily the fault of the victim,”
The report says that due to proper guideline and care, traffic accidents have been lessening over the years. But the number of people who died from drug overdoses and accidental poisoning are rising in horrific number. Upgrading safety features and taking harsh strategies to control teenager drivers has finally paid off. The number of people who died on road accident on 1981 is far higher than of 2014.
Researcher stated that deadly falls accounted for more than 32000 deaths in 2014.In 1992 only 10000 deaths accounted for lethal falls. Survey results also stated that aging American population is the main reason behind increasing deaths from falling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wrote on its website “In 2013, unintentional injuries were the eighth leading cause of death among U.S. adults aged 65 and over, resulting in nearly 46,000 deaths,” Cardiac disease and cancer cause most of the deaths in the United States. More than 614000 people die every year from Heart related diseases and around 592000 die by suffering various form of cancer.
Medical errors are on the top of the list in most common cases of deaths. Stroke is also leading the race in the number 4 position .Alzheimer disease is on the number 5 position. The report highlighted the need of constant awareness regarding safety issues around the country.