When people think of how construction workers become seriously injured, they probably imagine those brave workers welding on skyscrapers. In reality, however, shorter buildings actually pose a bigger threat to construction workers. The reason why is simple: Buildings under 10 stories are subject to fewer safety laws and regulations.
There is no disputing it, cellphone use and texting while driving is a growing epidemic on our roadways - and quickly becoming one of the deadliest habits among drivers. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 660,000 drivers can be found using their cellphones at any given daytime moment in the U.S. While many people may think their cellphone habits do not impact their driving, the truth is that this dangerous practice often results in injury, and sometimes death.
What was supposed to be a simple winery tour ended in tragedy last weekend for a group of eight young women when their limousine was broadsided by a pickup truck, resulting in four of their deaths.