The holiday season is a time meant for enjoying the company of family and friends. For many families, it represents the only time of the year that their entire family can get together. Spending multiple hours in the emergency room is the last thing anyone wants to do. Why not enjoy the time with your family and let a professional take care of your holiday lighting and decorations?
"It may sound a little sensationalist, but injuries related to putting up holiday lighting and decorations is an extremely common occurrence," says John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. "The combination of large amounts of wiring, using ladders, and the winter weather comes together to create dangerous conditions."
Professional Holiday Lighting Prevents Injuries
Below are a few other injury statistics to keep in mind:
- Each year, emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries related to holiday lights, electrical decorations, and Christmas trees. These injuries include falls, cuts, and shocks.
- 200 fire-related fatalities and injuries occur during the two days between December 31 and January 1.
- Each holiday season, nearly 6,000 emergency room patients are seen due to holiday decorating falls.
- Holiday decorations and Christmas trees are responsible for nearly 2,000 fires and more than $41 million in property damage each year.