While having my (suddenly shorter) finger tended in the ER, I got into a discussion about the relative saftey of jointers and table saws. The ER doc (also a woodworker) sees many jointer injuries and argued this tool is the most dangerous. He argued that more table saw injuries are seen simply because more people use the saws than use jointers, and that the frequency of use by the average woodworker is higher than for a jointer. This could be true, but he could not cite any data about injury incidence such as the number of accidents per 100 hours of use.
Any good data out there or at least some interesting preconceptions?