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January 2018 Archives

North Carolina workplace deaths down last year

The North Carolina Department of Labor recently released some mixed news about workplace safety. In the 2017 fiscal year, workplace deaths declined dramatically in Charlotte and across the rest of the state. Though the drop is welcome, if even one person loses their life while working, that's one too many.

Advice on how to improve your Social Security Disability odds

The decision to apply for disability benefits is not one made lightly. Many applicants submit their paperwork to the Social Security Administration only after they have repeatedly tried to continue their careers, hold onto jobs and earn needed paychecks despite a disabling medical condition. For them, the application often feels as if they have lost a battle they would have much rather won.

Charlotte news report: Trucker charged in I-40 crash death

Charlotte media recently reported on a horrific, violent crash on Interstate 40 in which a 43-year-old Conover woman died. According to reports, she was driving her Toyota 4Runner west when a tractor-trailer pulled into her lane and forced her vehicle off the road.

Suburban Charlotte crash claims lives of mom, 10-year-old girl

If you drive west on Interstate 85 from Charlotte, in less than an hour you'll come to the modest suburb of Kings Mountain. The town of 10,000 is today mourning the loss of two of its residents: a 35-year-old mother and her 10-year-old daughter.

Moving, moving, moving reduces workplace injuries, illnesses

More and more jobs in Charlotte require you to do what you're likely doing right now: sit at a desk and read from a computer. Researchers say our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is causing us health problems that include the frequency of work-related injuries and illnesses.

NHTSA: Nearly all car crashes are due to human error

As winter weather has pounded North Carolina over the past couple of days, reports of weather-related car crashes have poured in. There is no doubt that some motor vehicle accidents that occur in snowy and icy weather are due to substandard road conditions.

America's worst job?

They only come out at night: the sanitation crews at slaughterhouses. They descend on the factory floors with a "nightly storm of high-­pressure hoses, chemical vapors, blood, grease, and frantic deadlines, all swirling in clouds of steam around pulsing belts, blades, and blenders," Bloomberg reports.

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