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Woman charged in fatal Garden City motorcycle accident

Police announced that charges were brought against a woman involved in an accident with a motorcycle that left one person dead. The incident was reported by the South Carolina Highway patrol to have happened around 7:40 p.m., April 18, in Garden City. A motorcycle was traveling north on Highway 17 when a Mercury car crossed into its path. The operator of the car was attempting to turn onto Highway 17 from Cypress Avenue at the time of the incident. The motorcycle operator was forced to lay the motorcycle down hard in an attempt to avoid colliding with the car.

To avoid accidents, employers should adhere to OSHA laws

In order to prevent workplace illnesses and injuries, South Carolina employers are required to abide by safety regulations determined by state laws and the U.S. Department of Labor. Failure to follow these conditions can result in penalties placed against the employer, which can range from fines and criminal prosecution to lawsuits and personal liability.

Millions of U.S. employees face work-related injuries

For people in South Carolina and other states, on-the-job injuries continue to be a major issue in the private section. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 3 million injuries occur in the United States each year. In the last 20 years, workplace injuries have gone down from around 6 million a year due to the increased focus and adherence to health and safety standards, but musculoskeletal problems such as carpel tunnel syndrome continue to affect a large number of workers in different sectors, including government jobs.

Common causes and symptoms of whiplash

People in South Carolina could be interested in the causes, symptoms and treatment options for an injury known as whiplash. An injury that has taken on a somewhat negative association over the years, it is now sometimes referred to as a hyper-extension injury, cervical strain or cervical sprain. Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a sudden violent jolt in one direction followed by one in the other direction. It most often afflicts passengers and drivers in motor vehicles when they become involved in a rear-end collision, but it can also occur during a workplace injury, a sports injury or in a fall.

A look at the cost of fall injuries and how to prevent them

South Carolina employees may be interested in the cost of one type of on-the-job injury and how it may be prevented. It may take coordination between numerous entities to create a real culture of safety in the workplace.

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.

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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