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The Fatal Floor


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Duration 30sec
Release Date 1974
Sponsor Central Office of Information for Home Office
Text version of this film





“Polish a floor, put a rug on it, and you might as well set a man trap…” Like many of the featured public information films, ‘The Fatal Floor’ is an amusing short that could easily feature in a comedy sketch show. Yet recent findings suggest there may be a need to remake another ‘The Fatal Floor’ for the 21st century.

Findings released in 2004 showed that certain fashion trends had become more dangerous to the wellbeing of the nation than criminals or disease. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents reported that the number of victims falling foul of parquet floors or polished floorboards risen by 400 per cent from 2,900 in 1998 to 12,300 in 2003.


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