December 18, 2014

Home Accidents

Home Accidents

English Essay on "Home Accidents"

Slippery surfaces, staircases, ladders, electricity, bed, fire, crackers, toys, trunks, suitcases, carpets, chairs and stools. The other day a friend of mine fractured a leg in a fall in the bathroom. When I visited him in the hospital, he was obviously in pain. But he was even more embarrassed. He left ashamed that he had met with an accident right in his house the safest place on earth. Apparently he believed that accidents should happen only on roads, in forests and in mountains, but not inside the four walls of a home. How mistaken he was.
We have only to make a careful survey of any modern home to be convinced that it is a likely to be the scene of an accident as any other place under the sun.
Slippery surfaces cause people to slip. Soapy bathroom floors and excessively smooth floors of other rooms are potential killers.
The staircases and ladder in a house may cause serious accidents if they are used absent-mindedly. Electronically powered devices like radio-sets, cookers, irons, and washing machines can any time electrocute a person, if the current in them happens to be leaking. Naked or partially covered wires can cause a shock, or even death, if one touches them, or commits the mistake of spreading wet clothes on them. Gas cookers and heaters are also liable to cause fire or death if handled carelessly.
The bed, supposed to be the safest place on earth, may not sometimes be as safe as it is thought to be. You might have heard of children having been suffocated of death after having turned over on their pillows. And even a grown up person may fall form his bed in sleep and fracture an arm or leg. Fire from the kitchen, or from any other part of the house, may set the whole house ablaze in no time, reducing it to ashes and killing all in it. Fire should be particularly guarded against when the houses are made of straw and planks.
Crackers and rockets, great favorites with children of all ages, often cause serious accidents.
Yet another cause of accidents is the trunks and suitcases stacked carelessly in rooms. A child may have a serious fall while attempting to climb to the top of these, or climbing down from the top.
Feet might get caught in carpets, or one might stumble over stools and chairs left lying here and there.
All this should convince my friend that it is as important to keep death off the home, as it is to keep it off the road.

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