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Falls

Falls to the surface are responsible for an additional 20 percent of the deaths. Nonfatal playground equipment-related injuries are most often due to falls. The majority of these nonfatal injuries take place on public playgrounds, including school, childcare and park playgrounds. Approximately 70 percent of playground equipment-related injuries involve falls to the surface, and 10 percent involve falls onto equipment.