- In 2010, more than 13,000 people were treated for holiday decorating-related injuries
- Falls are the most common reason ERs see patients during the holidays, doctor says
- Each year fires kill approximately 400 Americans and cause $990 million in damage
(CNN)Kathleen Taylor was hanging lights on her house in Wimberley, Texas, the week before Thanksgiving in 1998. Reaching to put up a giant yellow star on the end of the eave, Taylor felt the ladder she was on start to wobble.