Volunteers sign up for drug trials by the thousands every year. Whether college students need a bit of extra money or patients are hoping for a cure, there are a variety of reasons why people are willing to risk their health. Unfortunately, five people in France did more than just risk their health when they took part in the trial for an experimental painkiller.
One person was killed and five others were hospitalized, allegedly as a result of the … Read more
Pfc. Emmanuel Pickett, age 20, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The soldier, originally from Smackover, Arkansas, was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was assigned to E Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.
Pfc. Pickett’s accident occurred in his home state near the city of El Dorado. Details of his accident were not immediately released. It is known that he joined the army in 2013 and trained at Fort … Read more
Have you ever seen someone on the verge of a drug overdose? Medical professionals see it frequently. Some see it so frequently, in fact, that they can tell by looking at someone’s face what they are overdosing on.
Opiate abusers on the verge of overdosing have constricted pupils, are itching their skin, are turning pale and their skin is becoming clammy. Their fingernails and lips are turning blue or purple, and they are starting to make choking noises. When doctors … Read more
There is a significant risk of injury to anyone who works in the construction industry. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were just over 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries reported in 2009. Of those, 9 percent were incurred in the construction industry. Of those injuries sustained, 22 percent were due to falls. Here are the most common causes of accidents in the construction trade.
This is, without a doubt, the most common cause of injury among … Read more
If you have never heard of brain-centered hazards, you are not alone. When most people think of a brain hazard, they think stroke. That isn’t exactly what is being discussed when people talk about brain-centered hazards. Instead, these are the things that apply to ways we behave, or our brain functions, in the workplace.
Brain-centered hazards are typically described as human errors. For example, if you have employees and speak to them in an urgent tone, they may take … Read more
Whether you live in Charlotte or are planning a visit, there is no doubt you are going to get hungry at some point. It can be easy to miss some of the city’s top culinary delights if you don’t know where to look. When you feel like grabbing a bite to eat, here are some fantastic options that shouldn’t be skipped.
1. 300 East – Dilworth
If we were forced to give you only a single reason to visit 300 … Read more
A man in Denver, North Carolina was shopping with a friend in a local Lowe’s gardening center to surprise his wife with new flowers for their landscaping. While he was shopping, he was bitten by a 3 foot long poisonous copperhead snake while reaching to pick up a plant. He suffered from extensive swelling and was rushed to the hospital. His wife had to miss work to be by his side.
He was transferred to ICU the intensive care unit … Read more
It’s not unusual for people to question whether or not they should call an attorney after they have been involved in a car accident. The question most often comes up when the accident results in property damage or injury. There is no doubt that foregoing the hiring of an attorney will save you some money, but a lawyer skilled in representing people after automobile accidents can help you in many circumstances. Here are the top reasons to seriously consider hiring … Read more
It isn’t difficult to find information regarding dangerous occupations, the number of on-the-job injuries occurring each year, and even the cost of workers’ compensation. It can be difficult to find all of the information in one place. We did a bit of research into the true cost of workers’ compensation, and here is some information regarding the costs that you may find as eye-opening as we did.
1. Worker Injuries and Cost
Workers are injured in a variety of ways… Read more
Late last summer, Charlotte’s Department of Transportation released a list of the most dangerous intersections in the city. Some that made the list held their spots, and others changed dramatically from just the year before.
Four intersections that made the top of the list sit along Cedar Street. Those intersections are Cedar and 7th, 8th, 9th and 12th Streets. The final intersection rounding out the top five is Hill Street and Church Street. Some may remember this intersection as being … Read more