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What are some of the most dangerous professions?

Statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2018 show that 5,250 workers lost their lives on the job that year. The number marked an uptick in work-related deaths over the previous year. BLS data captures how transportation-related accidents were the leading cause of worker fatalities in 2018. Those same statistics show that some professions are more dangerous than others.

What is blunt force trauma and when is it most apt to occur?

Car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Blunt force trauma is one type of more severe types of injuries that result from automobile collisions. There are a variety of ways blunt force trauma may occur.

What impact does recreational marijuana use have on accidents?

Many states have relaxed marijuana laws during the last few years. As a result, recreational marijuana usage has significantly increased in many areas. Unfortunately, the use of this drug, like alcohol, doesn't just occur at home or in a controlled setting. It can happen just before or while a person operates a motor vehicle as well.

How dangerous are school buses without seat belts?

Parents expect school buses to safely take their children to school and bring them back home. Unfortunately, things do not always work out that way. School bus manufacturers aren't required to equip these vehicles with seatbelts per federal law. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, only eight states mandate that school buses have seatbelts. Michigan isn't one of these states.

How common are bike crashes?

Riding a bike is an excellent form of exercise, yet it can also be hazardous to your health. Sharing the road with motor vehicles can be very dangerous and unpredictable. Bicycle accidents have been on the decline in the last few years. Unfortunately, fatal accidents associated with bike riding have been on the rise.

How safe is public transportation?

Statistics published by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that public transportation use is safer than driving. The federal agencies' data shows that it's ten times safer for individuals to use public transportation like trains and buses than being in a personal vehicle. Nonetheless, public transit safety is a concern for many people.

Safety is crucial when getting on and off a boat

People who are nervous about boating often are most afraid about being out on the open water -- and, more specifically, the possibility of going overboard. However, you can also be seriously injured while getting on and off a boat.

Pedestrians can minimize their risk of becoming a statistic

Every year, thousands of pedestrians are struck and killed by motorists in this country. We all think that we're too careful for this to happen to us. However, even when pedestrians obey traffic signals and only cross the street in designated crosswalks, there's no guarantee that a driver won't hit them.

What to look for when buying a car for your teen driver

If your teen is getting their driver's license soon and will be needing a car of their own, it may be tempting to give them one of your older vehicles or buy a used one to save some money. However, your first priority should be their safety.

What hope do cervical spine injury patients have for recovery?

Your seven vertebrae at the top of your spinal cord in your neck area comprise the cervical spine. Individuals who hurt one of these vertebrae are at a significantly higher risk for spinal cord injuries such as quadriplegia. This may affect a patient's ability to move their limbs or feel anything before their neck or shoulder area. This has to do in large part with the proximity of a patient's injury to their brain.

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