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Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations. More than workers of other industries, construction workers experience fatal and non-fatal injuries from accidents that require them to take time off. The fatality data reported on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 170 includes the date and time of day when most fatal construction accidents occur. An […]

A car accident can cause carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is a painful disorder that affects the wrist and hand. Bones and other tissues in a person’s wrist form the carpal tunnel which is a narrow tunnel that protects the body’s median nerve. The median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand, helps move […]

Physical or emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to fibromyalgia, reports the Mayo Clinic. This means a car accident can trigger the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia that appears quickly after a car accident or physical injury is also known as post-traumatic fibromyalgia. According to the Medical Wellness Association, many medical professionals […]

There are four leading causes of fatalities on construction sites. Three out of five (59%) construction worker deaths in 2009 could be attributed to one of these causes. The types of construction accidents that killed most workers were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in or -between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half […]

Car accidents can cause long-term stress that can eventually lead to depression. According to WebMD Health News, a car accident can cause depression. Like other types of traumatic or stressful events, car accidents can cause long-term stress that affects work and relationships. Eventually, this anxiety can lead to depression. Even a minor auto accident can cause […]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), child restraint manufacturers, and personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., all recommend that child safety seats be replaced following a moderate or severe car accident. There are different viewpoints on replacing car seats that have been in a minor crash. The NHTSA said that child safety […]

Car accidents can lead to a herniated disc, as well as nerve damage. The disc injury and nerve injury can be related, such as when a slipped or herniated disc causes a pinched nerve, nerve impingement, radiculopathy, or chronic pain. It is not uncommon for people injured in a car accident to suffer from herniated discs, […]

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of every five workplace deaths is a construction worker. Construction, however, can be a safe occupation. Workers must be aware of the hazards, and use an effective safety and health program. Here are some more specific ways construction employers and employees can prevent an […]

New York based vodka entrepreneur Malcolm Lloyd, 42, died in a high-speed car crash in Florida. He was killed when the $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador he was traveling in as a passenger crashed into an SUV waiting at a red light near Miami Beach. The Lamborghini was said to be traveling at speeds of up to […]

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that there were 3,945 worker fatalities in private industry in 2012. Of that number, 775 or 19.6% were in construction. There are many causes of an accident on a construction site. The top causes of construction worker deaths on the job were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and […]