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July 2014 Archives

Truck accidents on the rise throughout the U.S.

Truck accidents are receiving serious scrutiny by the media. Although the catalyst for these stories may have been the truck accident involving famous comedian Tracy Morgan of 30 Rock and SNL fame, reporters are stumbling on some troubling data as they put these stories together. It appears Tracy Morgan's story is not rare. In fact, according to a recent report by NBC News there were approximately 3,921 fatalities connected to truck accidents in 2012 alone. In addition, these accidents are increasing. According to the same report the rate of accidents involving commercial trucks was up almost 20 percent between the years of 2009 and 2012.

Freedom Boat Club comes to San Diego, California

Boating is a great way to get out and enjoy the waters of San Diego and surrounding areas. Although boating is a lot of fun, some hesitate to take on the extra responsibilities inherent to owning a boat. These can include the time and cost of maintaining a water vessel, storing and cleaning the boat as well as dealing with towing it to the water.

Head injuries during World Cup lead to safety debate

FIFA's World Cup drew in viewers throughout the world. The United States team did well this year, making it further than their last appearance in the soccer tournament. Although the sport appears to be gaining popularity, it is receiving some criticism for its handling of brain injuries during the competition.

Man sentenced in dog mauling that killed California toddler

A California man was recently sentenced for crimes in connection to a fatal mauling of a toddler involving three pit bulls. The man was caring for the 2 year-old, who was his step grandson, when the incident occurred. A local CBS affiliate, CBS 8, reported that the man had separated his five pit bulls from the area he was using to care for the child, keeping the dogs in the garage. The young child was left unsupervised and wandered to the garage. The boy somehow entered the area where the dogs were kept and was fatally attacked, reportedly by only three of the five dogs. Details from the investigation note the young boy received over 100 dog bites.

Coast Guard: boating accidents on the rise

Two vehicles crashing together is a dangerous event, but the dangers are even greater when these accidents occur on the water. Boating accidents can be tragic since in addition to injuries connected to the crash itself victims could also face the danger of drowning while awaiting assistance. Although a variety of measures are taken to reduce the risk of boating accidents, the United States Coast Guard recently reported that these accidents are on the rise.

San Diego named top city for bikers in U.S.

It's no surprise that San Diego is known for having great weather. Not only is it sunny and beautiful, but most days' average in the seventies without too much humidity. This perfect combination was recently recognized in an article in USA Today. The article did more than compliment San Diego on its great weather; it included the city as one of the best in the United States for bikers.

Heat stress and your job - injury could lead to workers' comp

In our youth, summer was a time to run through the sprinkler and enjoy a nice, cold glass of lemonade. As we age, summer continues to be a time to work, making the money needed to pay for the sprinklers our loved ones are enjoying during their summer breaks. Those who are working during these hot months should take precautions to avoid injuries associated with heat stress.

Hand injuries common during Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration. From family barbeques to trips to the beach with friends, celebrations often begin early in the day and go late into the evening. For many, the holiday is synonymous with fireworks. Although festive and fun, it is important for those who are using fireworks to be aware of their dangers.

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