An interesting seasonal factoid: How many people nationally are treated for falls, cuts, shocks, and burns due to incidents involving faulty holidays lights, dried-out Christmas trees and other holiday decorations?
A whopping 12,800, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Christmas trees are involved in about 300 fires annually, resulting in an average of 10 deaths, 40 injuries and about $7 million in property damage and loss.
Such shocking stats are why SCF Arizona, the state’s largest compensation insurance carrier, is warning workers to be careful when jazzing up their offices.
Here are some helpful hints:
–Make sure your fire extinguisher is working and everyone knows how to use it.
–Never use candles where they can be knocked over or near anything that could catch fire.
–Inspect all holiday lights. Discard all lights with cracked or broken wiring.
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