Ohioans spend a lot of time outside during the summer, whether they are doing yardwork, walking around the neighborhood or eating outside on a restaurant patio. And for the most part, these outdoor excursions are fun – or at least uneventful.
That can all change if a person is bitten by a dog. Unfortunately, a dog bite can ruin more than a person’s summer, so it is crucial that victims take action.
A recent study by the AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety found that 83 percent of older drivers never initiate a conversation about driving safety with a family member, doctor or concerned loved one.
The Foundation is recommending that family members talk to their loved ones early about aging and driving safety. Talking to a loved one before safety is a concern is one way to avoid a sudden, panicked conversation.
In a matter of weeks, children across Ohio will be back in the classroom. That means parents are getting out to do their back-to-school shopping to purchase the things their kids need to have a good start to the new year.
If you are among these parents, you should be aware of some potentially hazardous school supplies that you should avoid.
Did you know that over the past five years, more Ohioans have been killed in car accidents during the month of August than in any other month?
As noted in an article on the deadliest month for Ohio drivers, 563 people died in motor vehicle crashes in August between 2013 and 2017. By comparison, 413 people died in motor vehicle crashes in December between 2013 and 2017. Because of this, drivers are urged to be especially cautious on the road this month.
Every occupation comes with some amount of risk to people’s safety, whether they might be crushed in a machine or develop carpal tunnel. And certain accidents can happen no matter where a person works, from slipping on a wet floor to getting hit by a falling object.
That said, some occupations are more dangerous to workers than others are. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks down accident injuries and fatalities by industry, which we examine below.
The Ohio State Fair is a much-loved and anticipated event. Unfortunately, this year serves as a reminder to many Ohioans of the tragedy that happened one year ago.
At the 2017 Ohio State Fair, a tragic accident occurred on the Fire Ball ride, killing 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injuring several others. The ride fell apart while operating, flinging several of the riders into the air. The cause of the accident was found to be excessive corrosion on one of the ride’s support beams.