Life Is Dangerous

• Each year three to five people are killed in North America in wild animal attacks, primarily by sharks and bears.

• Vending machines caused 37 deaths between 1978 and 1995, crushing customers who rocked and toppled the dispensers. No recent stats exist, but the machines are still a danger.

• One-third of fatal ATV accidents take place on paved roads.

• About 95 Americans are killed by riding mowers each year.

• More than 700 people die annually in falls from ladders and scaffolding.

• Hypothermia kills almost 1,000 people a year in the U.S.

• Each year 32 people die while felling trees.

• About 100 hunters a year die falling from trees in the U.S. and Canada.

• An average of 675 people die each year in the U.S. from heat-related complications.