According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidental injury has become the No. 3 cause of death for the first time in U.S. history. A total of 14,803 more people died accidentally in 2016 than in 2015, the largest single-year percent rise since 1936, due in large part to the increased abuse of prescription opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin, and the illegal use of heroin and fentanyl. Canada is dealing with this crisis too. There were 2,946 apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada in 2016 and at least 2,923 from January to September 2017 of which 92% were accidental (unintentional).