WASHINGTON, June 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, JUNE 16: PLAYING IT SAFE
Profile America — Saturday, June 16th. With summer here, we all tend to become more active, and pull out sports and recreational equipment that we haven't used for months. That's why this is National Safety Month. Each week will concentrate on a different area — driving, the workplace, emergency preparedness, and home and community. Emergency rooms around the country report many Americans are hurt by their sporting and recreation equipment — over 144,000 on skateboards alone. However, since most every child has one — the most accidents occur on bicycles — more than 544,000 a year. In addition, another 86,000 people are injured annually by their lawnmowers. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 293
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 201
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau