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February 25, 2017
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In 2016, a Florida man was killed when his car crashed into a tractor trailer while he was using the Tesla Autopilot system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into the accident and recently released their findings.

The investigators found that although the driver and the Autopilot system both failed to see the semi-truck and react to stop the... Read More

February 20, 2017

Worksites that require handling and climbing ladders can be especially dangerous.  Ladders are not only dangerous to persons using them, they are dangerous to other people standing near them. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons reports that more than half a million people are treated for injuries from ladder accidents in the U.S. each year.  Ladder accidents can cause serious injuries... Read More

February 14, 2017

In 2016, the firm partnered with North Palm Ministry and their Open Windows Benevolence Center to deliver food to communities in need as part of Project Manna. “Manna,” as explained in the Bible, is food miraculously and unexpectedly provided to the Israelites during their long journey through the desert. Barbie Barrera and the volunteers at North Palm created Project Manna with this concept... Read More

February 02, 2017

Do you buckle your seat belt every time you get in a car? If you’ve answered “maybe” or “no,” even just once, you need to read on.

Recent studies show that South Carolina ranks third for the worst drivers in the nation and first in roadway fatalities. The majority of those fatalities are caused by drunk driving, but more than half of the 635 people killed on state roads last year weren’... Read More

January 19, 2017

A common concern for workers who are injured on the job is whether filing a Workers’ Compensation claim will end up costing them their job. In South Carolina it is illegal for an employer to fire you because you have filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. The law states that “no employer may discharge or demote any employee because the employee has instituted or caused to be instituted, in good... Read More

January 13, 2017

Forklifts, or powered industrial trucks, are typically used to move materials, but can be used for other purposes in the work place, too.  Forklift accidents rank among the highest occurring industrial accidents in the United States, with more than 20,000 reported injuries and over 100 workers killed in forklift related accidents each year.

The leading cause of forklift accidents is... Read More

January 03, 2017

Four cyclists in Spartanburg County are recovering after a hit and run on Christmas Eve.  All bicyclists were thrown from their bikes during the impact. One of them requiring an emergency airlift to the hospital. These type of accidents have become a growing issue all over the state, but could decrease if drivers were more informed of state regulations.

 South Carolina law states that a... Read More

January 03, 2017

According to a study issued by Wallethub, South Carolina ranks worsts in elder abuse protections. The study rated states on variety of factors to measure the level of elder-abuse all over the nation. The state had the highest levels under:

Complaints of abuse  Neglect and exploitation amidst residents 65 and older  Funds spent on elder abuse protection  Accessible resources to elder-care... Read More
December 30, 2016
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Fireworks and Alcohol Don’t Mix

New Year’s celebrations are just around the corner. Although the holiday is one of the most fun and festive of the year, it is also the most dangerous. Throughout the year, about 36 individuals are killed every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an impaired driver. That number increases to 45 people each day in the three days surrounding Christmas, and... Read More

December 30, 2016

Cold weather can be dangerous for workers who are exposed outdoors or in poorly insulated work areas. Workers are at risk when temperatures drop below normal for their region and winds pick up. In South Carolina, workers can be at risk for cold stress when temperatures dip near or below freezing, which often happens for a few days in January. In cold weather, heat escapes the body more rapidly... Read More

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