Don’t come a Christmas cropper

Stay safe this Christmas says Matron Melissa Dalton of Buxton's minor injuries unit.
Stay safe this Christmas says Matron Melissa Dalton of Buxton's minor injuries unit.
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Christmas casualties

l Every year at least three people are reported with broken arms due to pulling Christmas crackers.

l Over 200 people are admitted to hospital after not removing all the pins from new shirts

l Between 1997 and 2007, 27 people died testing batteries on their tongue.

l Hundreds of people cut themselves with knives and scissors they are using to open presents.

l In 2007 two people died eating Christmas decorations they thought were chocolates.

l Since 1997, 26 people have died watering Christmas trees with the Christmas lights on.

l In 2007, 12 people sustained burns when trying on a new sweater with a cigarette in their mouth.

l 52 children were admitted to hospital after swallowing the contents of perfume and cologne bottles in 2007.

l◦Five people suffered third degree burns in 2007 when trying to flame torch their Christmas pudding.

l ◦Every year hundreds of people fall off ladders and break bones while hanging Christmas decorations.

Information courtesy of www.weirdnewsfile.com.