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February 2014 Archives

Fatal accident may have been caused by unsafe working conditions

A West Virginia man was recently killed in a fatal accident involving a gas explosion. It is not yet clear what caused the accident, but an investigation is ongoing to determine if unsafe working conditions or lack of training contributed to the fatal accident. In fact, the accident has led to an evaluation of safety standards and rules across the natural gas industry.

Work-related fatal accident under investigation in West Virginia

A tragic fatal accident in West Virginia is currently under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The work accident occurred when a cell phone tower collapsed, killing three people. The fatal accident was unexpected and happened while these men were in the course of performing their normal job duties.

Common cause for car accident includes technology and distraction

West Virginia drivers know that the cost of distracted driving is often a severe car accident and possible physical injuries. More auto makers are beginning to add technology options, such as blue tooth, in many new cars that will be released in the future. In fact, as technology improves and more people have many options available in their vehicles, the risk of a car accident may increase everywhere in the United States.

Drugged driving leads to higher risk for a fatal car wreck

A newly released study suggests that drugged driving may lead to a higher risk for a fatal car wreck. This statistic may come as no surprise to West Virginia readers, but the number of accidents related to this type of inhibited driving has recently tripled across the country. With some states legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the risk of a fatal car wreck may increase as marijuana use becomes more socially acceptable.

3 dead, 2 injured in 1 of West Virginia's workplace accidents

Workplace accidents can occur in any industry, although they are more likely to occur in more dangerous situations, such as logging, mining or on construction sites. The last thing that West Virginia workers expect when they arrive at work in the morning is that they will be injured before the end of the day. Unfortunately, one of West Virginia's recent workplace accidents claimed the lives of three men and injured two others.

Doormen being trained to spot signs of elder abuse and neglect

For West Virginia senior citizens who can mostly take care of themselves but need help with certain aspects of life, such as with the administering of medicine, they may be admitted to an assisted living facility instead of a nursing home. Regardless, elder abuse is still present in assisted living facilities. However, without individuals knowing the signs to keep an eye out for, it is hard to detect elder abuse and neglect.

West Virginia snow plow driver charged with drunk driving

Few things are more dangerous than driving in hazardous conditions. Savvy drivers understand that in order to make it to their destination without getting in an accident, they must drive in a safe manner. By driving safely and sober, West Virginia drivers reduce their risk of being involved in a drunk driving accident.

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