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  • Category: Wrongful Death

    Pedestrian Deaths Continuing to Rise

    Pedestrian deaths in the United States began to decline in the 1980s, the annual number steadily decreasing until about fourteen years ago. It was then, around 2009, that the pedestrian fatality rate began to grow – and it has continued to grow larger every year since. While safety experts are still working to understand more[…]

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    What Types of Electrical Injuries Occur on Construction Sites?

    Every year, nearly 1,000 people in the United States suffer fatal injuries due to electrical injuries. In adults, electrical injuries mostly occur at work. Electrical injuries are the third leading cause of fatalities among construction workers. The types of construction accidents involving electrical injuries include the following: Flash burns caused by an arc flash Burns[…]

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    How Common are Stairwell Accidents?

    According to a study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine (AJEM), stairwells are a common source of injury for people of all ages. Approximately 50 percent of the homes and apartments in the United States contain stairs. In addition, stairwell slip and fall accidents account for a significant percentage of serious injuries on[…]

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    What are the Risks of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Workplace?

    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is also known as the silent killer because it is the leading cause of poison-related illnesses and fatalities around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 400 people die, and another 4,000 are hospitalized, because of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning in[…]

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    This March is Poison Prevention Week

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 87 people die from unintentional poisoning every day. This March 15th to 21st is Poison Prevention Week, an annual awareness campaign that has been observed for nearly 60 years. The campaign intends to remind Americans that some of the most hazardous and deadly items[…]

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