August, Saturday, 2pm: be afraid, be very afraid

By Dan Collins
ANY Saturday in August at around 2pm is possibly the most dangerous time for an accident to occur in the home, according to research.

Most accidents in Irish homes happen on a Saturday and August is the worst month for accidents.

The most common accidents are falls, 45%; being struck or hit by an object, 35%; a strain, 6%; or a cut, 4%, according to the Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance Report, which is published by the Department of Health.

Falls account for 45% of all accidents in Ireland and more women than men suffer from a fall.