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For Release: January 29, 2010
Contact:  Leslea Bennett-Webb
Office of Communications
405/271-5601
405/684-3920

Slips and  Falls Prompt Caution

The Oklahoma State Department of Health warned today that slips and falls on ice account for more storm-related injuries than all other injuries. Thus far state health department winter storm injury surveillance reports indicate 188 injuries related to slips and falls. Everyone, especially the elderly, should avoid walking on ice. A short trip to the mailbox or to pick up the paper off the driveway could result in a longer trip to the hospital should you slip and fall. It is also a good idea to carry a cell phone at all times so that if you do fall, you can call for help. Additional winter weather precautions are available on the Oklahoma State Department of Health Web site at http://www.ok.gov/health/Winter_Precautions.html,

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