In 2012, 163,670 student-athletes ranging from middle through high school, were seen in emergency rooms for concussions. Injuries aren’t the only problem in these sports though. From 2008 to 2015, there were over 300 deaths caused from injuries that occured in sporting events in America (“At Your Own Risk”). Recently, a new kind of “unseen” injury is being reported in these high contact sports. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is caused by trauma to the brain and is an injury that needs to be studied more
Accidental falls have been established as a significant problem by healthcare systems worldwide. A fall can result in a significant injury or death. Falls are often preventable, none the less, they continue to be detrimental to everyone involved. Internationally, fall prevention is an increasing area of interest. Despite being a universal problem, there is no universal standard of care.
Even though the amount of injuries sustained by firefighters annually have dropped by 46% from 1981 to 2013, there are still over 65,000 firefighters injured or killed due to work related incidences. The leading types of injuries are strains or sprains, followed by thermal burns, then cuts or lacerations. Additionally, 58% of job related deaths are caused by overexertion, stress, and medical issues and another 14% died due to asphyxiation and smoke inhalation (NFPA, 2015). Although only 14% of people die from smoke inhalation, there are many other nonfatal diseases that are caused by the amount of toxic gases firefighters are exposed to on the job. One of the most common of these diseases is lung disease.
Now think about drinking and driving, its insane. 40% of car related injuries are due to drunk driving (Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2014). If we were to make a change and imprison the criminal right away, less injuries will occur due to careless mistakes. As crazy as this sounds, Every 90 seconds someone is injured because of this crime (Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 20014). Doesn 't this say something about these drunk driving offenders?
Matter of fact, "road traffic crashes is the second leading cause of death worldwide" even though it can be controlled and a majority of it stopped (Bener 54). With men, on average, being semi-drivers and driving the cars they own, they are at more of a risk of being the cause of the fatal crashes (Bener 56). Highway driving is dangerous as it is, so when you add men who think their car is cooler than everyone else's and the need to get to their job is top priority, crashes happen. In British Columbia between 2000 to 2012 there were 4,507 crashes where someone was killed, 1600 of them because of speeding (Brubacher e92). Says something that we need to change, in the United States, because odds with a number of accidents there are on a regular basis, the United States is higher in casualties.
December 16, 2016 - Period 8 Jake Silver Driving Toward Vaccination Since personal automobiles became common, car collisions have been a reality. Not including the 50 million people injured annually, there are 1.3 million global fatalities every year resulting from preventable car accidents. The United States federal government has blamed everything from the laws to the vehicles themselves – even simple chance. Studies proved these accusations incorrect. In fact, a major factor contributing to modern collisions is actually the driver's lack of driving knowledge.
A car crash can occur at any moment, and it can take the life of anyone. In 2009 alone, crashes killed over 33,000 people and injured another 2.2 million. More than 70% of these crashes had occurred to passenger vehicles and trucks. About half of the 2.2 million wounded were not wearing a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in a crash.
Why Buildings Collapse or Fail Introduction Buildings and structures are designed to contain and support certain load, the loads mostly be the weight of the live loads and the dead loads. The live loads are like pressure of wind rain and snow, the dead load is the building weight including floor and finishing weight mechanical weight. The causes of building collapse like in accurate design, constructs faults, excessive loads, failure of foundation and combination of more than cause or natural hazards. The inaccurate design is completely the structure engineer fault. The constructions faults may cause by contractors not following the code specifications or by using some low quality materials, The excessive loads such as massive storage load or heavy
According to the data from the National Highway Traffic, in the year 2013 approximately thirty-two thousand people died as a result of fatal motor crashes in the United States while more than two million people were injured (Jester 1). These numbers have reduced over time but motor vehicle accidents are still the leading causes
They experience higher risk of all forms of disability than the general workforce and this risk increases with their age and with longer duration of work. Old workers are in the higher risk of suffering from occupational disability. (al A. e.) Similarly, higher hearing deficiencies, lung diseases, increased body mass index and musculoskeletal malfunction were seen among the construction workers at the baseline exam. In addition, construction workers showed 3 to 8 fold higher chances of suffering from disability than the general workers. (al A. e.) Also, retired construction workers showed lower health status than the workers of the other field.