30 of the Top Leading Causes of Death in the World

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3. Accidents (Unintentional Injuries)

Unfortunately, despite all of the safety improvements over the years, unintentional injuries and accidents continue to be a leading cause of death, especially among younger people. These accidents include workplace injuries, vehicular accidents, accidental firearm discharges, and more. While accidents are, by their very nature, chaotic, and hard to prevent, there are some risk factors like drug and alcohol abuse and owning firearms.

To lower the likelihood of accidental death, rigorously follow workplace safety protocols if you work in a hazardous field. You should not consume alcohol or drugs before operating a vehicle or machinery. If you have guns in your home, always keep them safely secured in a gun safe.