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Infotainment System Hazards

A few years ago, built-in navigation systems and touch-screens were a costly item, mainly for top-end vehicles. Today, even the makers of inexpensive cars are offering them as a feature. It has been well-documented that using a smartphone while driving is a dangerous form of distracted driving. Most drivers presume that using their newer dashboard […]

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When Elevators Fall

When elevators came into use in the 19th century, they were cause for both delight and terror. They were used to lower coal miners into mines, or to lift tourists in the city to view the heights of London. When first introduced, elevator failures were common, and deadly. More than 150 years later, many people […]

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March is Eye Wellness Month

Eye health may be something that you give little thought about. Good eyesight is critical to many types of jobs, and workers should be diligent about protecting their eyes while at work. An advocacy organization, Prevent Blindness America, estimates that every year nearly one million Americans lose some or all of their eyesight as a […]

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Hazards of Respirable Silica

Silica is a very common mineral, and employees who work in construction may come into contact with it frequently. Silica can be found in glass, granite, concrete and other masonry products. Silica can become a health hazard to people when it is pulverized in the construction process, and then becomes dust. This dust is respirable, […]

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Can You Be Compensated for Workplace Hearing Loss?

The short answer to this question is Yes. Compensation for hearing loss has been a part of Workers’ Compensation from its earliest days. But the definition of hearing loss and the methods used to assess its severity, and then compensate for it, are different in every state. Common Noise Levels Noises can be damaging to […]

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What to Know About Tire Blowouts

What do you do when you are driving on the highway, and suddenly your tire bursts? When there is not enough air pressure, this can enable the tire to stretch to beyond what it is capable of holding, until the rubber on the tire is no longer bonded to the internal fabric and steel cord […]

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Francesca Iacovangelo Running for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas

McCann & Wall is pleased to announce that one of our attorneys, Francesca Iacovangelo, is running for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. The Campaign Kick Off event will be held on March 14 at Santucci’s. For more information on the event and to support her candidacy through contributions, click here. Francesca’s […]

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YouTube Revises Guidelines to Ban Dangerous Pranks and Challenges

YouTube, the online video-sharing platform, recently revised its guidelines to ban dangerous pranks and challenges. The decision comes after several videos of people participating in the “Bird Box Challenge” went viral. The challenge, inspired by the Netflix thriller “Bird Box,” encourages teenagers and young adults to do dangerous activities while blindfolded. Some of these activities, […]

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Accidents During Bridge Construction

Construction work is one of the more hazardous occupations in the United States to perform. On the job injuries and illness happen across all industries, but most people recognize that construction poses a set of unique risks and safety issues for those in the field. One of the areas in which construction accidents can have […]

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McCann & Wall, LLC Hosting Fundraiser for Rochelle Bilal

McCann & Wall, LLC is Hosting a Fundraiser in Support of Rochelle Bilal for Philadelphia Sheriff   We are honored to be a member of the campaign committee to elect Rochelle Bilal for Democratic primary candidate for Philadelphia County Sheriff. Rochelle has been a highly qualified and respected law enforcement official for over two decades […]

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