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Construction Site Fall Prevention Tips



Posted in construction accident

Contractors are at high risk of falling from an elevated location while at work. In fact, falling is a leading cause of injury and the number one cause of death for construction workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 291 out of 828 total fatalities in the construction industry were caused by falling. […]

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Doctor Intentionally Misdiagnoses Patients with Cancer, Receives 45 Years



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One of the most infamous medical malpractice cases in history was sentenced in court earlier this month. A Michigan doctor was taken into custody in 2013 for purposely misdiagnosing several patients with cancer for his personal financial benefit. These patients have suffered unnecessary chemotherapy and radiation as well as emotional, financial, and physical pain as […]

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Electrical Injury Risk on Construction Sites



Posted in construction accident, electrical accident
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Construction sites are often very active environments. Many different contractors can be present and working on multiple projects at one time. Not to mention the pedestrians or civilians that may be nearby if the site is remains open to the public. With all the activity (plus the presence of heavy machinery and power tools), it’s […]

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Study Finds Misdiagnosis the Top Medical Malpractice



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A recent study published in BMJ Quality & Safety found diagnostic errors (wrong diagnosis, no diagnosis, and delayed diagnosis) to be the number one cause of medical malpractice. Researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine studied over 350,000 successful claims from 1987 to 2010 before coming to this conclusion.   Medical malpractice occurs […]

Construction Site Risk: Repetitive Stress Disorders



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The constant, repetitive movements common in the construction industry can easily cause wear and tear on the body. Completing the same action repeatedly over time can cause gradual or developed sprains, strains, and other injuries. The risk of injury is only increased when repetitive tasks are performed with the addition of heavy objects or machinery, […]

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