Table 3

Common mechanisms of washing machine related injury

MechanismAutomatic (%)Primary (%)Secondary (%)
Note: percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Fell or jumped off washer156 (38.5)0156 (50.3)
Struck washer135 (33.3)0135 (43.5)
Put body part into running washer52 (12.8)52 (30)0
Hit by falling lid23 (5.7)23 (12.4)0
Pulled item off of washer onto self/item fell15 (3.7)015 (4.8)
Drowned/fell into washer3 (0.7)3 (1.6)0
Other/could not determine21 (5.2)17 (9.1)4 (1.3)
Wringer091 (48.9)0
Total405186310