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Retail Employee Accidents

As retail outlets get bigger and bigger, the percentage of retail workers getting injured on the job and filing Workers’ Compensation claims has increased. Further, big box stores that resemble warehouses can present hazards like large items falling from shelves, forklift accidents, and worse. A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report from 2016 showed that […]

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Car Crashes See Upward Trend Around Daylight Saving Changes  

For many, daylight saving time (DST) can prove to be a real pain – mainly due to its disturbance of our sacred sleep schedule. But there may be other, more concerning reasons to dislike changing our clocks. The Impact of the Adjustment Period Research suggests that due to the adjustment period during which individuals shift […]

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Construction Safety Harnesses

Construction workers face many risks on the job, and this is the main reason why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates construction sites so closely. These workers are more likely to fall from high heights than those in other lines of work. Falling is a common cause of work-related deaths and injuries, and […]

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Honoring Military Members on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day weekend, all of us at McCann & Wall would like to thank the many who have served in our armed forces.  We thank you for your service, your commitment to our freedom, and your family’s sacrifice.  We appreciate your noble commitment and would like to honor all members of the military on […]

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Workers’ Compensation and Company Executives

Although it is mandatory for most companies to provide Workers’ Compensation to their employees, some company executives have the choice of opting out of this coverage. Although it can be complicated, there are pros and cons to declining. The most obvious reason to opt out would be to save the company money in premiums and […]

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Proposed Changes to Truck Driver’s HOS

Hours of service, or HOS, are the federally regulated number of hours that truck drivers can be on the road. These regulations are designed to allow trucking companies to operate efficiently, while protecting truckers from the hazards of overworking and keeping those they share the road with safe. In fact, the true purpose of federally […]

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Drugged Driving Study

A study from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) says that the 2015 statistics for fatal crashes showed that 43 percent of drivers tested positive for legal or illegal drugs, while 37 percent of them tested above the legal limit for alcohol. The GHSA then called on states to increase their law enforcement training efforts […]

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Not All Electrical Worker Injuries Involve Electricity

It is an electrified world, and few of us are more than a few inches from enough current to kill us. But the fact is, electricians and other construction workers face other dangers in the job than just electricity. Insurance companies categorize injuries to electricians in four ways, starting with electrocution but including falls, caught-in, […]

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The Dangers of Overhead Cranes

Overhead cranes are extremely important for conducting proper lift and transport of building materials, especially in construction. When correctly driven, they can help to make operations easier, and even safer. But when a hazard impacts operation, overhead crane accidents can cause severe injuries and fatalities. Overhead cranes are defined by the Occupational Safety and Health […]

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Public Safety and Construction

When you hear the words “construction site accident,” it is likely you automatically think of construction workers experiencing injuries. While it is true that construction workers are the majority of those injured on construction sites, a considerable number of construction accident victims are ordinary members of the public, who happened to be in the wrong […]

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