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Hang Your Holiday Lights Safely

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Nothing screams “holiday” quite like twinkle lights lining your roof, but out-decorating your neighbors isn’t worth a broken back. Don’t think decorating is dangerous? Get this: Each holiday season 11,000 people end up in the emergency room due to decorating injuries, including broken bones, cuts and burns. It gets worse. Each year, there are around 16 deaths attributed to holiday decorating attempts gone wrong.
 
If you don’t think having the brightest house on the block is worth dying for, then follow these tips to make sure your lights are put up safely and you stay firmly planted on your roof.
 
View the slideshow to learn how to safely hang your holiday lights this season!
 
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Tags: Holidays, Lighting, Christmas, Safety First, Decorating

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