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September 2015 Archives

Fines upheld for fatal Georgia movie set accident

Movie sets can be dangerous places to work, particularly when there are action scenes involved. Just recently, two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a plane crash during the filming of "Mena," a Tom Cruise movie, in Colombia.

Spinal cord injuries can cause a multitude of physical ailments

A spinal cord injury can be a life-altering event, resulting in paralysis or other limitations of mobility. However, it can also impact functions that one wouldn't normally associate with the spinal cord. The spinal cord carries messages that tell multiple parts of your body what to do. When this messaging gets compromised, a person may feel the effects in many ways. These include:

Lying to investigators leads to criminal penalties for contractor

As our readers know, when an accident occurs on a work site, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sends inspectors to investigate the incident, determine the cause and if necessary, cite contractors and others as necessary for safety violations. It's essential to these investigations that employers and others who are interviewed tell the truth. If they don't, there may be criminal penalties.