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June 2015 Archives

DoT fatal car accident data shows risk of speeding

Traffic accident statistics are hardly pleasant reading for South Carolina motorists, but education may help prevent some of the injuries and deaths that occur with auto collisions. Parents may opt for increased surveillance and classes after learning the statistics of young drivers involved in fatal car accidents. South Carolina authorities reported 863 traffic fatalities in 2012, according to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those, 316 were deaths that occurred in wrecks where speeding was a factor. The age of drivers and their alcohol consumption were significant co-factors in the incidence of fatal collisions.

OSHA cites heater as source of deadly fire

South Carolinians may be interested in a report on a deadly oil rig accident published by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in June. The original incident took place in December 2014, when an active rig in Coalgate, Oklahoma, caught fire and eventually exploded. According to reports, this incident killed three workers and caused two others to sustain serious burn injuries.

OSHA to address health care worker injuries

Nurses in South Carolina work in one of the country's most dangerous occupations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are more workplace injuries reported by health care workers than workers in any other general industry segment. To combat this problem, the OSHA enforcement director announced that its National Emphasis Program on Nursing and Residential Care Facilities would be extended.

Nail salon chemicals under increased scrutiny

South Carolina residents may have noticed a slew of recent news reports regarding the purported danger of chemicals in nail salon products. There have been new studies suggesting that extended exposure to such chemicals could lead to serious health issues, including cancer, respiratory disease, asthma and miscarriages, and a series of investigative reports by The New York Times led New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue emergency regulations protecting salon workers in May.

Investigation continues into fatal South Carolina crash

Authorities in South Carolina have reported that a collision involving a car and a pickup truck resulted in two fatalities on the morning of June 3. The accident victims were identified as a 28-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman by a representative of the Florence County Coroner's Office. The accident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of Cashua Drive and West Palmetto Street in Florence.

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