Top 5 Ways Nature Kills in Arizona
Even though most injuries sustained from nature or the environment aren't fatal in Arizona -- as more than 22,000 people visited emergency rooms for those injuries in 2011 alone -- you might be surprised to find out what the most deadly killers are in the state.
Check out the list of the top-five natural killers in Arizona, including death tolls from 2005 through 2011:
5.) Lightning: 9 deaths
Much better odds than winning a lottery jackpot. The state health department report doesn't show how many, if any, people survived lightning strikes during this seven-year span.
4.) Mauled or Bitten by Dog: 12 deaths
Dog attacks are hardly ever fatal, as 6,720 people visited an emergency room for a dog bite in 2011, but only 12 people have been killed by dog attacks in the last seven years.