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Flooring a key issue in slip-and-fall accidents

New York slip-and-fall accidents can cause devastating injuries to victims. These accidents are largely preventable, and many businesses have fall prevention programs in place. Despite this, some companies fail to take their flooring choices into account in their fall prevention programs.

Research shows over 1 million injured on stairs each year

Across New York and the rest of the nation, stairways pose a constant safety hazard. In a study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, researchers examined the reports of ER patients between 1990 and 2012 who were admitted on the basis of a stairway-related injury. Patients totaled over 25 million in that 23-year span.

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