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Table 1 Total number, percentage and causes of accidental medico-legal death cases that were reported to the GDCE in Kuwait between 2003 and 2009

From: Patterns of accidental deaths in Kuwait: a retrospective descriptive study from 2003–2009

Type of accidental death Number of cases (percentage)
RTA 3156 (64.6)
Fall from height 639 (13.1)
Drug overdose 303 (6.2)
Burn 246 (5)
Asphyxia 136 (2.8)
Occupational Injury 124 (2.5)
Drowning 108 (2.2)
Electric shock 67 (1.4)
Mine explosion 57 (1.2)
Poison 50 (1 )