Dangerous Grounds – Mandatory Floor Labels

MILWAUKEE — It’s a danger you’re exposed to everyday and it’s hidden in plain sight. In fact, taking one step can land you in the hospital.

Surveillance footage obtained by FOX6’s Contact 6 from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) shows various falls where people were seriously injured. In these cases, the flooring was the reason people were hurt.

Floors can be extremely dangerous.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), falls are one of the leading causes of accidential injuries and deaths for adults aged 65 and older. Data from the CPSC shows that two-thirds of all emergency rooms visits by older adults involve falls.

“More people will come to an emergency room seeking treatment for an accidental fall than any other form of accident,” revealed Russ Kendzior.

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