-- Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Falls from tree stands are
the leading cause of hunter-related injuries, according to an Ohio
State University study.
Researchers analyzed 130 hunting-related trauma admissions at
two Ohio hospitals over 10 years and found that 50 percent of
injuries were caused by falls, and 92 percent of those falls were
from tree stands.
Among the other findings:
While this study was conducted in Ohio, the high risk of falls
applies to hunters across the country, the researchers said.
The study was recently published in the journal the
The American College of Emergency Physicians offers
safety tips for hunters.
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