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November 2014 Archives

Fractures and broken bones result from bizarre police chase

A recent bizarre police chase in Maryland led to several injuries. In the course of the accident, three police officers and one person on a scooter were injured, with at least one suffering fractures and broken bones. The police were attempting to stop the man driving the scooter when, somehow, the two vehicles collided. The details of exactly how the collision occurred were not immediately clear. 

Drowsy driving crash claims 5 members of family

Driving is an often made up of compromise. We may want to travel to a certain location, but know it will take too long because it is too far away, or because traffic is too congested. When it is for something extraordinary, we may make exceptions. While we would normally never consider driving long distances at night for something mundane, for a vacation, we may decide it is worth the risk and hassle.

What is ergonomics? And how can it improve Maryland workplaces?

Ergonomics is the study of properly fitting people in their work environments. Ergonomics can have positive effects on multiple levels, the most important of which is protecting workers from injury.

Northeast leads the nation in car accidents

It may not come as much of a surprise to drivers from Baltimore, up the Northeast Corridor to Boston, are more at risk of a car accident than anywhere in the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the high levels of congestion on the roads and the omnipresent construction is part of the problem.

Steel rod causes injuries to construction worker in Bethesda

It is no surprise that construction sites are dangerous. Construction workers are continuously handling heavy machinery and equipment and are exposed to work environments with high risks for injuries if safety gear is not worn or safety precautions are not taken. Often it is a good idea for workers to work in pairs or groups in case an injury happens and medical professionals need to be contacted.

AAA study estimates drowsy driving is serious problem

Drowsy driving is known to be a problem. Official federal crash statistics estimate that about 2.5 percent of all fatal car accidents involve a drowsy driver. But those estimates are not considered very accurate, as determining if a driver was sleepy before a crash is difficult.

OSHA: Faulty equipment caused circus accident

Work-related injuries happen in every industry, and employers in Maryland are required by law to provide workers' compensation when an employee is injured on the job. Employees also have a right to notify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration if an employer fails to provide a reasonably safe work environment.

Is the cure worse than the disease?

Last week, we discussed the problems with the Takata airbags that have been installed in millions of Honda, Toyota, BMW, General Motors and other car manufacturer's vehicles. The airbags can explode in such a manner as to spray the passenger compartment with metal shards that can be deadly. Four individuals have died in explosions traced to these airbag explosions in car accidents.

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