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The fatal four causes of construction deaths
Click on this article to read about the leading causes of deaths for construction workers in the U.S. Every year, thousands of people die while working on construction sites and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration believes that half of all fatalities in the construction industry could be prevented if these causes were eliminated. Learn what these causes are and the risks that construction workers face.

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Types of Repetitive Strain Injuries
Residents in and around New Haven, Connecticut, who have to repeatedly perform the same motion in order to do their jobs should click on this link now to be taken to a page with valuable information about occupational injuries and repetitive strains. Learn what types of repetitive strain injuries there are and how to get help.

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What usually causes wrong-way crashes?
Take a look at this article about wrong-way crashes both in Connecticut and across the United States. The Connecticut DOT says it will replace traffic signs along Route 8 in an effort to reduce the number of wrong-way drivers along that highway. According to one federal study, wrong-way accidents, which are usually caused by drunk drivers, have taken the lives of nearly 4,000 people in the U.S. in the last 10 years.

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Pedestrian Dangers in Connecticut
People who live in Connecticut and want to know how the state can help improve pedestrian safety should click this link to be taken to a page with valuable information about a new effort recently announced by the Governor. Learn what work is underway to make Connecticut safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read statistics about pedestrian fatalities from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and learn how to get help if involved in a pedestrian-vehicle accident.

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Motorcycle safety a big focus in Connecticut
Each year, many people are killed in motorcycle crashes in Connecticut. Officials are taking steps in the hopes that some of their efforts will reduce the number of accidents in the state. To learn more, read the following article.

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Texting and driving penalties in CT under review
Take a look at this article about texting while driving and how lawmakers in Connecticut are thinking about elevating the penalties for violating the state’s texting and driving ban. However, these penalties may not deter drivers from engaging in this hazardous activity. Drivers who incur injures in a distracted driving-related collision should turn to an attorney for assistance asserting their legal rights.

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Risks to Construction Workers
Construction workers in Connecticut and their family members should click here to read details about the most common dangers construction site employees face and how to get help in the event of an accident on the job. Every worker and family member deserves to receive compensation when such incidents occur.

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Reducing Drunk Driving Among Truckers
People who live in and around New Haven, Connecticut should read up on the new database being created by the federal government to track drug and alcohol test results, DUI convictions and other data for truckers and other commercial drivers. The goal is to improve safety by reducing truck accidents caused by impaired driving.

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Workers’ Compensation in Connecticut
People who live and work in New Haven and around Connecticut can click here to learn about how the state’s workers’ compensation system operates. Get the facts about requirements for reporting injuries or illnesses, obtaining medical care, the applicable statute of limitations and what benefits are payable to either injured or ill employees or their surviving dependents or spouses.

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New OSHA Reporting Guidelines for Workplace Accidents
People who work in Connecticut should read here to learn how the federal government has recently changed the requirements for businesses regarding what workplace accidents must be reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and in what timeframes. Get statistics on work-related illnesses, injuries and fatalities as well and learn how to get help in these situations.
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