Army Injury Prevention

 Slip, Trip and Fall Related Injuries

Last Updated: November 02, 2022
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Image of residential sidewalk covered with snow and iceWhile falls can occur during any activity, most commonly reported incidents occur during icy and snowy conditions. In winter, black ice is especially hazardous as it is difficult to see, so increasing awareness of areas prone to black ice through signs and newsletters may help prevent falls and resulting injuries. 

Fall injuries are also common when playing basketball, parachuting (landing improperly), climbing in/out of non-moving motor vehicles, and tripping over irregular surfaces. 

Read our Fall-Related Injuries Factsheet for prevention tactics.  Technical references.​