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Cost of preventable injuries continuing to grow says new report
Last Updated on August 11, 2015
Parachute (TORONTO, ONTARIO)
New data from The Cost of Injury in Canada Report shows the financial costs of preventable injuries are rising, while the human costs are catastrophic. Using the latest national and provincial data available (2010), the Report shows $27 billion is lost to the economy annually, surpassing heart and stroke disease costs. Injury is the number one killer of Canadians aged 1-44, with 43 people dying every day. The loss of life is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every ten days, with no survivors.