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Road construction workers’ accidents: Drivers urged to take care

During the recent National Work Zone Awareness Week, a road construction worker in another state spoke out about the hazards they face. This man was a victim of one of many construction workers’ accidents that occur in Ohio and other states every year. Safety authorities say each motorist or truck operator must take additional…

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9,927 nursing assistant workers’ compensation claims in 5 years

Government statistics and researchers indicate that nursing assistants are part of one of the most hazardous profession in the country. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, almost 10,000 claims were filed by employees of nursing homes during the past five years. Approximately one-third of those followed injuries caused by overexertion. Statistics also…

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Crumple zones, kinetic energy and reducing serious injuries

Low-speed, rear-end collisions are common in the U.S., and they can cause some surprisingly serious injuries, especially those involving the head, such as concussion and traumatic brain injury. Car designers continually work to improve safety for passengers. One way to do that is to create better crumple zones to absorb kinetic energy in a…

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Workers’ compensation is there to help after workplace fatalities

The recent death of a forklift operator in a workplace accident in the Fuyao plant underscored the increased occupational fatality rate in Ohio. Although some suggest that the improved economy causes fatigue, stress and overexertion, ultimately leading to fatalities, safety authorities say compliance with regulations can prevent most workplace deaths. No family is prepared…

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Car accidents: 5 Teens ejected when car rolls, 15-year-old dies

Losing the life of a teenager is devastating for a family and often for an entire community. Sadly, fatal car accidents involving teenagers happen frequently in Ohio. Union County police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 15-year old boy on a recent Friday evening. The crash report filed by…

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A fatal autonomous vehicle crash casts doubt on technology

We may be heading down the road toward autonomous vehicles being a fact of everyday life, but a recent crash that caused a fatality may make that road longer than expected. Safety and consumer groups are split on the benefits of autonomous cars, but despite the recent tragedy, advocates believe they will eventually eliminate…

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