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Support for the Families of Falling Debris Victims

Falling debris may not be the first type of construction injury that comes to mind, but according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), moving and falling objects claimed the lives of more than 100 construction workers in 2018 alone.

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  • Feb 10, 2020
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Falling Debris Injuries: By the Numbers

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations dictate that “all materials, equipment, and tools, which are not in use while aloft, shall be secured against accidental displacement.” Unfortunately, safety rules are often ignored at construction sites, leaving workers in danger o

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  • Feb 10, 2020
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Who Is to Blame for Falling Debris Injuries?

By nature, construction sites are dangerous. Often located in the middle of busy cities, even minor errors can lead to major injuries for construction workers and nearby pedestrians. Some of the most devastating injuries are caused by falling debris.

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  • Feb 10, 2020
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How Falling Debris Accidents Happen

When dropped or dislodged from a significant height, debris can quickly become a deadly projectile. Injuries from falling objects can have lasting effects on your health and finances. So how do these accidents happen?

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  • Feb 10, 2020
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Two People Critically Injured in Columbus Mobile Home Explosion

A mobile home explosion in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday morning sent two people to the hospital with critical injuries. Around 6:40 a.m., firefighters arrived at the Enchanted Acres mobile home park to find one of the homes engulfed in flames.

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  • Feb 6, 2020
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How to Survive a Helicopter Crash

Helicopters are more likely to crash than commercial planes, and they have a higher fatality rate.

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  • Jan 31, 2020
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How Safe Are Helicopters?

Many people have never ridden in a helicopter themselves, and only think about helicopters when they learn of a crash. So they wonder: How safe are helicopters?

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  • Jan 29, 2020
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Truck Crashes into Tractor-Trailers, Injuring Two

A pickup truck collided with two tractor-trailers on Interstate 44 outside of Sullivan, Missouri last Wednesday,

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  • Jan 29, 2020
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Ten Injured, Thousands of Artifacts Lost in Chinatown Fire

A fire last Thursday injured one civilian and nine firefighters, as well as scorching tens of thousands of priceless artifacts, CNN reported.

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  • Jan 29, 2020
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Seven Children Injured in Arkansas School Bus Crash

A school bus crash last Tuesday in Hoxie, Arkansas injured seven children, as well as the driver of the bus and the driver of the dump truck who hit it, WMC Action News 5 reported.

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  • Jan 28, 2020
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How Do Helicopter Crashes Happen?

If you are afraid to ride in a helicopter, you’re not alone, and your fear is justified. According to the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), the rate of fatal helicopter crashes in the U.S.

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  • Jan 28, 2020
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Pennsylvania Tanker Explosion Injures Three

Three workers were injured in a Jan. 17 gas tanker explosion in East Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, TribLive reported.

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  • Jan 24, 2020
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Tesla Crashes into Wall, Catches Fire, Killing Driver

On Saturday night in Pleasanton, California, a Tesla Model S crashed and burst into flames, leaving the driver dead, KRON reported.

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  • Jan 24, 2020
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NC Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

A plumbing subcontractor was killed last Wednesday when a trench collapse trapped him and three other workers, The Herald Sun reported.

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  • Jan 21, 2020
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Record-Setting Rower Killed in Team Van Crash

Grace Rett, a college sophomore and star rower, was killed last Wednesday after a van transporting her team collided with a pickup truck in Florida,

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  • Jan 21, 2020