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New Study Highlights important Distracted Truck Driver Variables

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

A new study published by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute focusing on distracted driving in truck drivers, specifically, has resulted in both common sense and surprising conclusions. While the study reinforced the obvious reality that visual menial tasks that take someone’s eyes off the road and hands off the wheel pose the biggest risks,… Read More »

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Workplace Injuries & Deaths Still Too Common in 2023

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

While many likely believe that we have come a long way since the 1800s, when it was common for workers to face terrible work conditions and get injured or die at work, in reality, a number of workers are still very much at risk in the workplace, in spite of our many technological advances…. Read More »

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Semi-Trucks Parked on Ramps Pose Significant Danger to Oncoming Traffic

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Around the country, including here in Georgia, there is a serious danger out on highways that many are unaware of: Parked semi-trucks on side ramps, pulled off the road for rest stops where they aren’t allowed to be. As a result of accidents involving these parked semis, every year, a number of drivers –… Read More »

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Recognizing the Signs & Dispelling the Myths of Concussions

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

It is arguably a damaging myth – pervasive in our society – that concussions only occur to those who are involved in contact sports, such as football. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of those who experience concussions incur them in another setting, such as at school, at home, on the road, in the… Read More »

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How Can We Impact the Pedestrian Accident Fatality Epidemic?

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, more than 7,500 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roadways in 2022 alone, with an almost 80 percent increase in pedestrian deaths due to accidents just from 2010 to 2021. These increases represent 40-year highs for pedestrian accident fatalities. Fixing this epidemic is not only going to require… Read More »

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WarehouseWorkers

Amazon’s Warehouse Workers Repeatedly Injured Without Workers’ Compensation

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

A new national study released by the University of Chicago’s Center for Urban Economic Development found that almost 70 percent of Amazon.com’s warehouse workers reported having to take unpaid time off to recover from painful injuries or exhaustion on the job, and more than 30 percent of these same workers had to do so… Read More »

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Rugby Players Also Have Serious Brain Injury Concerns

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

A new study released has shed light on traumatic brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), outside of the context of American football; specifically, as they apply to other sports, such as rugby. The study specifically found that nearly two-thirds of former rugby players who played at amateur level displayed evidence of CTE, and… Read More »

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Panera Bread Sued After Lemonade Leads to Wrongful Death

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Popular restaurant chain Panera Bread is under scrutiny in October after one customer died from consuming the company’s “charged lemonade,” which, unbeknownst to consumers, contains a significant amount of caffeine and energy supplements. While the chain is now issuing a new warning about the lemonade product, sadly, this comes too late for the victim… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That Traumatic Brain Injuries Inflicted in Domestic Violence Do Far More Damage Than Originally Understood

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Partner violence affects a reported one in three women at some point in their lives; still, remarkably little is known, to date, about the neuropathology of partner violence. Yet a new, comprehensive brain autopsy study has revealed that significant traumatic brain injuries – specifically, significant vascular and white matter damage – have been found… Read More »

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New Study Demonstrates Why Distracted Driving Is More Prevalent & Dangerous Than Originally Thought

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

According to a new study recently published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, distracted driving is even more unsafe than previously thought due to the impact of multitasking on one’s working memory, or mental workspace. Specifically, this new research indicates that it is not simply a driver trying to engage in another activity… Read More »

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