A new study released in October 2011 by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) states that nearly all construction workers will experience on or more work-related injuries or illnesses over a lifetime‚ as well as a great risk of premature death. This conclusion was based off of data from multiple years and several different national sources‚ including the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
The CPWR also estimates that over a 45-year career‚ a construction worker has a 75 percent chance of experiencing a disabling injury. On top of that shocking statistic‚ the same worker has a one in 200 chance of being fatally injured on the job. Unfortunately‚ Hispanic construction workers have a 20 percent higher likelihood of dying from a work-related injury. This is because Hispanic workers are often hired for lower-end‚ more dangerous jobs. Read the rest »
16 actors dressed as zombies were injured on the set of the horror flick “Resident Evil 5” in west Toronto at the Cinespace Film Studios. Canadian law enforcement reports that the actors were on a set that was on wheels when it suddenly moved. The collapse of the soundstage platform sent the actors 20 feet down to the ground.
The actors were immediately treated for arm‚ leg and back injuries as well as possible broken bones. One actor suffered a cracked rib and another sustained a stress fracture of the tibia. None of the injuries seemed life-threatening. Read the rest »