According to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls claim the lives of more than 300 construction workers each year in Pennsylvania and around the country and are the leading cause of death in the industry. As part of an effort to reduce this number, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released a fact sheet that contains tips on how to prevent falls at construction sites and avoid serious injuries when they do occur.
Summer is fast approaching, and one of the best ways to get outdoors is on a motorcycle. A weekend ride is a fantastic chance to enjoy the scenery and explore new places, but motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than cars.
Pennsylvania residents are certainly glad that winter is over and warmer temperatures are taking hold. Many daydream of the summer to come, perhaps planning a vacation to a beach or resort. While such plans require preparation, most people do not plan on themselves or a family member becoming the victim of wrongful death while on such a vacation.
As a general rule, surgeries performed with the help of robots are more technically difficult than those done through either large or small incisions. However, robotic surgeries generally allow for better long- and short-term outcomes for patients in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Some of the benefits include less pain, shorter recovery time and a decreased chance of getting an infection. It may also be possible to limit the amount of disfigurement a person will experience.
Pennsylvania shoppers are gearing up to contend with April showers. This time of year, it is not unusual to enter a store, only to face a deluge upon exit. Especially in high traffic areas, wet floors can lead to serious injuries for patrons. April showers bring may flowers, but wet floors and halls bring slip-and-falls.
Modern pickup truck passengers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are at greater risk of getting hurt or killed in crashes than pickup drivers are, according to a new study. The study was conducted by researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.