The National Safety Council has been compiling and reporting on injury data every year since the 1920s. The table below was prepared in response to frequent inquiries to the Council concerning the odds of dying from or being killed by a specific incident or occurrence such as a lightning strike or a plane crash.
The odds given below are statistical averages over the whole U.S. population and do not necessarily reflect the chances of death for a particular person from a particular external cause.
A few examples:
- Motorcycle Rider – 1 in 938 (this stat is for you, Barry)
- Accidental Drowning – 1 inÂ 1140
- Contact with Venomous Animals/Plants – 1 in 46,539