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New Study Indicates That Children Are Most Frequently Bit by Dogs in The Eye Area

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According to a new study in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, children are twice as likely to be bitten by a dog in the eye area. However, the study also found that, when it comes to dogs that they are familiar with/in the home, they are more likely to be bitten on… Read More »

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New Report Shows That Six Oil Refineries in Houston, Texas Are Exposing Nearby Communities to Benzene and Cancer

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According to a new report just released in February, almost half of all oil refineries with the highest cancer-causing benzene emissions in the entire United States are all located in Houston. Take the Total Petrochemicals refinery in Port Arthur: Benzene levels just at its fence-line were measured at almost 150 percent above what the… Read More »

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The Most Common Office Injuries

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Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just those who work in particular jobs such as construction that experience debilitating workplace injuries; it’s also those of us who work in offices every day. Spending eight or more hours a day–five days a week–in an office chair has its effects on your body and can lead… Read More »

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Tesla in Trouble Again: Injuries & Accidents Due to Sudden Unintended Acceleration

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In late January, Tesla was sued by eight different vehicle owners who experienced injuries and damages due to their Tesla Models 3. S, and X vehicles suddenly accelerating for no reason. The lawsuit comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a review into a petition calling for an investigation into 500,000 Tesla… Read More »

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Investigation Finds That Faulty Equipment & Inadequate Training Killed Servicemen in Avoidable Accidents, And The Problems Have Not Been Fixed

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As reported on by ProPublica, in early February, the House Armed Services Committee members questioned Marine and Navy leaders about the number of Marines and sailors that died in avoidable accidents and whether the faulty equipment and training problems that led to these deaths had been fixed such that troops would be ready if… Read More »

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U.S. Workplace Fatalities On the Rise

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Over the last decade, the average rate of workplace fatalities has been 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 workers and cuts in government oversight may very well contribute to more and more. To date, transportation incidents are responsible for more than one-third of all work fatalities and the highest number of deaths at work, with… Read More »

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The Impact Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Having On Veterans

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The Defense Department recently provided the fifth update on the number of US service members who were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) after the attack in Iraq last month, raising the total number of troops injured in the ballistic missile strike to 109. According to the release, of those injured, 76 have returned… Read More »

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Dallas Jury Awards Family of Man Hit by Greyhound Bus $20 Million

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In December, a Dallas jury awarded one family $20 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit after they lost their loved one to an accident caused by a Greyhound bus in 2017. According to reports, the victim, Hunter Brown, was traveling from California to Washington when the bus made a rest stop. The… Read More »

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Addressing Psychological Injuries in The Workplace

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We speak a lot about common physical workplace injuries – slipping or tripping and falling, getting hit by falling objects, muscle strains, equipment injuries, collisions, repetitive motion injuries, and others; but what about psychological injuries? They too have become an epidemic in the workplace. Below, we discuss some of the common causes of psychological… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Important Case of Whether Truck Driver’s Employer Caused Intentional Injury by Having Him Work Too Many Hours

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In December, the Texas Supreme Court will hear an important wrongful death case on the concept of intentional injuries when it comes to truck drivers who claim that they are allegedly coerced into driving excessive hours. The case involves the death of driver Fabian Escobedo, who drove for Mo-Vac, and whether the company could… Read More »

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