We hear about professional athletes suffering knee injuries all the time. These can occur when undue stress is placed on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) which connects the upper and lower parts of the leg. When the knee is twisted or bends too much, the ligament can stretch or partially tear. In severe cases, the ligament can be torn entirely. Some athletes recover from these injuries, while for others, an ACL injury marks the end of their careers.
Earlier this year, two construction workers were killed and five others injured at a Denver construction site when a fire broke out. Many of the workers were treated for broken bones, which they received from either jumping from the second and third floors, or by trying to catch the workers that were jumping.
Construction work can be some of the most dangerous. Workers in this industry face numerous hazards as they sometimes scale tall heights, work with electricity, must maneuver around heavy equipment and be on the lookout for falling objects.
The rearing Blue Mustang - a 32-foot-high fiberglass sculpture that has guarded Denver International Airport for the last decade - has gained notoriety not just for its glowing neon red eyes and locally-dubbed nickname of "Blucifer." It actually killed its creator Luis Jimenez.
Construction workers face the highest rate of work-related fatalities in our nation. According to OSHA 21% of worker fatalities in 2016 occurred in construction, with falls making up 64% of construction worker deaths.
Backover accidents: They don't happen very frequently, but when they do, they often result in death or serious injuries.
Some jobs inevitably put you between one solid object and another. When this happens you may suffer injury by crushing.
Many people, choosing careers, opt against indoor work, cooped up in a factory or office. The outdoors calls to them, and they spend their working lives far from a cubicle.
It's not often that nail guns become a topic of interest in the news. But a recent accident in Wisconsin has put the focus on nail guns. Nail gun safety is a critical issue in the homebuilding and remodeling industry.
That tingling feeling in your fingers or hands may indicate a serious problem. Repeated use of jack hammers, drills, sanders, lawn mowers, and other vibrating tools can damage small blood vessels in the hands and fingers, reducing blood flow. When the affected hands and fingers are subsequently exposed to cold, a person can experience pain, numbness, tingling, and throbbing. This condition goes under a variety of names, including white finger, Raynaud's disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, and Raynaud's syndrome.