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What are the Different Types of Bicycle Accidents in Austin?

Cycling in an increasingly popular method of transportation in Austin, especially for University of Texas students. Depending on where you are cycling in the city, you may have an increased risk of being hit by a motor vehicle. Some areas of Austin do not have bike lanes that protect you from traffic. In addition, Austin drivers may violate safety rules…
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Do Nurses Have Higher Rates of Musculoskeletal Injuries?

Nurses are responsible for providing some of the most important patient care functions in hospitals. Although they may have dozens of job duties, nurses are often required to pick up and move patients. Therefore, nurses have higher rates of musculoskeletal injuries than other occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that nurses suffer three times as many musculoskeletal injuries as…
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Watch Out for These Five Swimming Pool Risks This Summer

Warm weather means more of us will be visiting swimming pools by ourselves or with family and friends. Each year, there are cases of severe injuries or deaths that occur while people are enjoying public or private swimming pools. It is important to remember that this favorite summer pastime can come with risks. Common swimming pool hazards include but are…
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Understanding Common Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents

Construction workers are more at risk for serious injury or death than laborers in other occupations. Statistics compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.1 percent of fatal workplace accidents in the private sector occurred in the construction industry. During 2016, 991 construction workers lost their lives. Fatal construction accidents have common causes. OSHA recognizes four…
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Was Uber’s Self-Driving Car Accident Preventable?

In March, a self-driving Uber vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian who was walking her bicycle across the street in a Phoenix suburb. An operator sitting in the driver’s seat failed to take control of the vehicle to avoid the collision. Video footage of the accident shows the operator may have been distracted in the moments before the accident. Uber…
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