A recent study by the University of California, Riverside, revealed some very concerning statistics regarding the frequency of on-the-job injuries. In 2009, 4.5 percent of the approximately 2 million warehouse workers throughout the nation suffered a job injury, and 0.26 percent of these workers suffered from an illness related to their occupation.
When staying in a hotel, one expects to feel safe and sound. No chores, no responsibilities, no problems. While this is normally the case, there are times when these overnight adventures are not picture perfect. For one couple, their stay turned deadly.
Riding bicycles on tricky Southern California roads can be tricky. When bicyclists ride late at night, the situation is compounded: Poor visibility and potentially sleep-deprived or impaired drivers can make riding a dangerous situation. Last week, a teenager was killed in Rancho Santa Fe, California, when he was apparently hit by a car while riding his bike home from his grocery store job.
Sitting at a red light, eyes watching for the stoplight to turn green, doing what is expected and appropriate. Any individual in a similar position would feel completely safe, as they should. Unfortunately, car accidents happen and sadly, some of those accidents are fatal.