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August 2013 Archives

Doctors aim to unlock the many mysteries of arthritis

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 million Americans are living with some form of arthritis. Common symptoms of this musculoskeletal disorder include pain and immobility of the joints. In severe cases, those diagnosed with certain forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may be unable to walk or may experience severely decreased mobility.

Construction worker buried in excavation accident

A Pennsylvania construction worker was working on an emergency generator project and doing pipe work inside a trench when he was buried up to his neck in a dirt slide on Aug. 25, authorities say. The workplace accident took place at around 8 a.m. in Caln Township.

Company cited by OSHA after fatal February blast

Pennsylvania workers may have heard about an incident in February that drew national attention when a worker for communications company Heartland Midwest LLC inadvertently punctured a gas line at a Missouri restaurant. The resulting explosion killed one worker and injured 15 others. At the time, the worker had been laying fiber-optic cable with a boring machine.

Injured workers may qualify for disability benefits

Most working Pennsylvania residents have several monthly expenses. Working and earning a paycheck allows individuals to pay their mortgage or rent, put food on the table and enjoy a night out with a spouse or friends. Imagine, however, being impacted by a work injury and suddenly being physically unable to work. When facing this situation, individuals often have many questions and fears related to how to pay for housing, food and other expenses.  

Pittsburgh chocolate manufacturer fined for repeat OSHA violation

Pittsburgh candy manufacturing company Tsudis Chocolates has been fined over $80,000 for violations of OSHA regulations. The fines come after an investigation by OSHA relating to a serious employee hand injury earlier in the year.

Thousands of veterans in limbo regarding disability benefits

The recent wars and conflicts abroad have taken a great economic toll on our nation. Even more troubling, are the fate of tens of thousands of U.S. troops who have returned home suffering physical, mental and emotional injuries. In many cases, injuries sustained in military combat prevent former military service men and women from working. As such, many turn to benefits provided under social security disability to make ends meet.

Pennsylvania mine worker dead after accident on the job site

A 26-year-old Pennsylvania mining company mechanic at Amerikohl Mining Inc. died on the job due to an injury sustained while attempting to fix a leak in a truck's front strut. The accident illustrates how dangerous an accident on a job site can be, in addition to the need for proper safety procedures to prevent injuries to workers or industrial accidents.

Chronic pain cited by 25 percent of young cerebral palsy patients

Cerebral palsy is a disability in which the brain of those impacted is damged which results in problems with movement and motor function. Those impacted by cerebral palsy have abnormal muscle tone and many must eventually rely upon a wheelchair to get around. Many individuals with cerebral palsy also have difficulty verbally communicating which can make identifying and managing the adverse side effects of cerebral palsy challenging.

Health risks in fracking sand, says OSHA

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert in conjunction with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that warns workers about prolonged exposure to dust containing high levels of crystalline silica, which can be breathed in through the nose and mouth. Workplace injury leading to lung disease could result from exposure to the silica.

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