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December 2014 Archives

Motor vehicle accidents and work fatalities

South Carolina residents may be surprised to learn that motor vehicle accidents are to blame for a little more than a third of all on-the-job deaths that transpire in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, during a seven-year period from 2003 to 2010, people working near heavily traveled areas such as highways and industrial sites were at the greatest risk of death by a motor vehicle.

Skull fracture injuries

When the force of a blow or something else breaks the skull, a fracture occurs. Causes of a skull fracture may include sports, bicycling or car accidents. A minor to serious injury can result when someone in South Carolina breaks part of the cranial bone, and multiple types of skull fractures can occur.

South Carolina's farmers install safety devices

Since the development of mechanized farm equipment, the risk of injury for farmers and their families or paid laborers has skyrocketed exponentially. Although the dangers associated with farming are nothing new for lifelong farmers, the potential for liability is a new arena for many.

Workplace injuries in 2013

Thousands of people are injured each year in South Carolina while at work, some of them seriously. Fortunately, the rate of workplace injuries has been steadily declining both in the state and across the nation for the past 11 years. A recent report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, revealed that 2013's numbers continued the trend of statistical decline of work-related injuries.

Ways to avoid common injuries in the workplace

In 2012, The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index identified the five leading causes of workplace injuries from 2010. Combined, the injuries resulting from these injuries comprised around 73 percent of all work-related injuries. South Carolina workers might be interested to learn what these top risks of an on-the-job injury are as well as ways to decreases them.

S.C. Highway Patrol investigating fatal I-20 accident

The South Carolina Highway Patrol have reported that one person lost their life and several others suffered injuries in a two-vehicle collision in Lexington County during the early morning hours of Nov. 25. The SCHP is being aided in their investigation by the Lexington County Coroner's Office. The car accident took place in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 at approximately 5:00 a.m.

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