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1in 5 a DIY dunce.

ONE in five Britons have recently injured themselves or damaged their property or furniture while carrying out home repairs, according to the latest research.

Men are more accident prone than women, with 24% admitting DIY injuries during the past six months, compared with 20% of women.

Across both sexes,5% of people have injured themselves while dealing with home emergencies, while the same proportion damaged their paintwork,and 4% ruined their carpets or flooring, according to consumer services firm CPP Group.

A further 7% of people also damaged their pipes or central heating, furniture,electricity cables or glazing while carrying out jobs at home.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 7, 2004
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