Fatal falling accidents

Falling accidents as shown in the inserted infographic are represented by ICD-10 codes W00-W19. These include the various types of fall which are the cause of an injury leading to death. Over time, there has been a sharp increase in the number of fatal falling accidents as death cause. Research shows that in 70 to 80 percent of the fatal falling accidents occurring among people aged 75 and over, the root cause is dementia or a similar disease.