Factory workers face some unique hazards while working. For some of these workers, the danger of objects falling is one of those hazards. A recent accident in Mason, Ohio, shows just how bad accidents involving falling objects can be.
As we have discussed in the past, traumatic brain injuries are very serious injuries that can affect every aspect of the victim's life. Each year, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States survive a TBI. Of those, approximately 75 to 90 percent are mild TBIs. Sadly, around 50,000 people die in this country each year from a TBI.
As a motorcyclist, you never think about the possibility of being involved in an accident. Even though this may not enter your mind often, you know it is a possibility. After all, other drivers could make a decision that leads to an accident.
Opening a carton of eggs to see if one is broken is a habit many people have. If you see a crack in the shell or notice some of the egg whites oozing out, you likely don't buy that carton. That cracked egg is similar to what happens when a person suffers an open head injury, except blood may be oozing out instead of egg whites.
The debate about preventable childhood brain injuries focuses heavily on high-contact sports such as football and hockey, but many toddlers and young children are exposed to a common danger on a daily basis: unsecured televisions and furniture.
Derek Boogaard was regarded as one of the best 'enforcers' in the NHL. An enforcer is a hockey player who isn't on the ice to score goals or make assists, but to willingly drop his gloves and fight the opposition.