CAREFUL! Thousands Get Injured Carving Pumpkins Each Year

We are just over a week until Halloween, so many will probably head to the pumpkin patch, take home a few, and carve away. But be careful, because the amount of people who get seriously hurt carving pumpkins is A LOT!! 

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, pumpkin-carving mishaps accounted for nearly 3,200 of 16,706 Halloween-related injuries recorded in 2017. 

"Pumpkin carving is a fun activity, but it can result in serious cuts on the hand and injuries to bones and tendons," American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons spokesman Dr. L. Reid Boyce Nichols said in a news release. "

I get the whole cutting yourself thing, but I still want to know how people injure bones while carving pumpkins... 

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