Gasoline is so well-known to us that we sometimes forget it is a volatile substance that catches fire and can easily blow up. After all, the propelling force that makes our vehicles move is nothing more than small, controlled explosions of gasoline vapor in the engine. All petroleum-based fuels—diesel fuel, kerosene, and others—are subject to fires and explosions and need to be handled with care. Even empty oil drums ...
Thinking about a severe burn injury may make you shudder. Yet tens of thousands of people suffer from moderate to severe burns annually in the U.S. Often, the wounds are work-related. In just the year 2013, more than 16,000 thermal burns from industrial accidents were reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And, of the many thousands of workers who lost time on the job in the 2000 to 2013 time period, around 32,000 of ...
A new pill with old ingredients is being pushed to nursing homes and their patients, despite documented reports of side effects ranging from dizziness and falls to death. The medication is Nuedexta from Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Nursing homes often call it “The Little Red Pill.” Some doctors appear to be illegally profiting from Nuedexta, and tax dollars are frequently paying for it. What is Nuedexta? Nuedexta com...
There can be many reasons why an intersection in the Columbia area is dangerous. The primary one is volume. The more drivers there are at an intersection, the more likely a bad driver will pass through; and with more vehicles filling a space, a collision is simply more likely. You can also add poor design, especially if it encourages high speed or sets up circumstances where drivers trying to go in different directions co...

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