AEP worker shocked by 19K volts at construction site

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 26, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Despite precautions, working with or near power lines can be dangerous, even deadly. Exposure to electric current can cause terrible injuries, and even electrocution, which is a fatal shock. An Ohio man went into cardiac more >>

8 common construction worker accidents

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 20, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and prevent reported that more than 9 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2009 were sustained by construction workers. That year, construction workers suffered 4.3 nonfatal injuries and more >>

What is an occupational illness?

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 13, 2015 | Workers' Compensation

It has been about six weeks since we discussed how heat illness can put people who work outdoors in the summer at serious risk. Many workers are not vulnerable to heat illness, due to the more >>

Dehydrated driving compared to drunk driving for truck drivers

by Andrew Bainbridge | Aug 06, 2015 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Ironically, for truck drivers not drinking enough is as dangerous as drinking too much. Confused? The answer to this riddle is hydration. Proper hydration is necessary to keep your brain able to make good judgments more >>