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More Than 15,000 People Went to the ER For Decorating Injuries Last Year


Every single sitcom in history that's featured someone hanging Christmas lights has had a HI-LARIOUS twist where the person falls off the roof and winds up in the hospital.  So be careful this year . . . don't end up a cliché.
 
According to a new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, last year, more than 15,000 people went to the emergency room due to Christmas decorating injuries.
 
One out of three were from FALLS . . . 11% were from cuts . . . and 10% were from people throwing out their backs.
 
Christmas injury totals have been going up every year since 2009, when about 12,000 people were hospitalized.
 
The CPSC also says there are an average of 200 Christmas tree fires a year.  Over the past three years, those fires have resulted in TEN DEATHS.   (LiveScience)
 



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