Monday, May 17, 2010

Add This to the LIst of Things to Worry About

Falling tree kills Raleigh woman:
A 32-year-old woman was killed today when a tree crashed down on a house on Rock Quarry Road.

The victim, Sabrina Allen of Middlesex, was fatally injured late Sunday afternoon when a thunderstorm swept through the area and uprooted a large tree.

The tree, nearly 4-feet in diameter, crashed down on the home at 5332 Rock Quarry Road, shortly before 6 p.m., according to Jeffrey Hammerstein, district chief for Wake County EMS.
There are a lot of ways to die, but this is going to skew the "killed by falling tree" column.

Leading causes of death 2006:
  1. Diseases of heart (heart disease)
  2. Malignant neoplasms (cancer)
  3. Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke)
  4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  5. Accidents (unintentional injuries)
  6. Diabetes mellitus (diabetes)
  7. Alzheimer’s disease
  8. Influenza and pneumonia
  9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease)
  10. Septicemia
  11. Intentional self-harm (suicide)
  12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
  13. Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (hypertension)
  14. Parkinson’s disease
  15. Assault (homicide)
Now your "odds of dying" from any cause may vary, though there is a 100% chance you will not get out of here alive. Some odds from The National Safety Council:

1 comment:

  1. Interesting...
    That Bees Wasps and Hornets are twice as likely to kill you as Dogs!

    But up higher is a scary one:

    2)Pedestrian. I'm guessing it is Pedestrian [hit by car] right?
    And not just walking accidents but walking accidents excluding Falls, which appear above. Yikes.

    I do not see web-surfing on the list so I guess I can relax for the moment.