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  • Accident Essay

    In July 1994, I was involved in an accident, and in this accident I lost the end of my right middle finger. So the story I’m about to tell you is true. On this particular day I was working at the United States Postal Service at 7117 W. Harry I had just been assigned to work with Rick Sifford. Rick and I were to move some three-inch angle iron. I think there were about 20 feet long so that equates to a lot of weight, far more than was safe for two people to move. I forget how many pieces of iron we got on the netting truck, but we got it out to the carrier dock out at the south end of the GMF (general mail facility) and we were loading it onto a trailer. I think we got the 1st load onto the trailer, we went back and got more, and started to unload the 2nd load. When all of a sudden Rick dropped the piece we were moving. On my end I tried to get my hand out of the way, but I was not able to do so, the piece of steel rolled over and got my right middle finger between it and another piece of steel. When that happened it smashed the end of my right middle finger off. Not knowing that I had just lost the end of my finger. I took my gloves off and I went “son of a bitch” and I shook my hand and blood splattered all over the dock. Then I headed up to the maintenance office, every 4 or 5 steps I took I said “son of a bitch. Ouch!” By the time I got to the maintenance office Rick had called telling them that I was hurt. I think it was Jane Logan, who was fanning me, so I turned to her…

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  • Accident Prevention Plan Example

    The following is a summary of the works called Safety, Accidents, and Investigations: Be Prepared for the Unexpected by Robert A. Battles. “This article describes how to establish and maintain an accident prevention plan, respond to accidents in the workplace in the workplace and handle potential external investigations” (Battles, 2011). The focus of the summary will be to clarify Battles’ ideas on how to institute a safety program. The overall point for Battles program recommendations was to…

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  • What Is The Importance Of An Accident Clinic

    Icon Medical Centers Accident Clinic in Miami specializes in treating individuals who have sustained injuries due to an automobile accident, slip and fall, while working or participating in sports. Our medical staff consists of an Orthopedic Surgeon, a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and Emergency Doctor, as well as licensed Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Massage Therapists. We are honored that The Joint Commission® has awarded us their Gold Seal of Approval. The Importance of Choosing…

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  • Theories Of Accident Causation

    Theories of Accident Causation Reports of medical errors, whether minor or major, are frightening for all involved, but none more than for the person on the receiving end of a mistake. When 17-year old Jésica Santillan received the heart and lungs of a donor who was not her blood type, Duke University Medical Center attempted to correct the error with re-implantation. Unfortunately, the young girl died two weeks later. An investigation found the medical team had inexplicably failed to check for…

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  • An Accident In My Life Essay

    An accident last year changed my attitude towards life . That accident had a great impact on me , it taught me to treasure what i have and to treasure those people around me more . Although the accident was not life threatening , it was still the scariest thing i had ever been through in life . It was an accident that no one would have expected and wanted it to happen . The accident happened sometime last year during the june holidays , while i was having my council annual camp . It was…

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  • Construction Site Accidents Essay

    IDENTIFICATION CONTROL AND PREVENTION OF SOME CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS PROPOSAL 1.0 INTRODUCTION The construction sector has been ranked as the industry with the highest number of occupational injuries that are both fatal and non fatal. When big construction jobs are initiated, such as building a new housing or shopping complexes, there is a great deal of movement going on in a small area. Cranes, trucks and diggers are all vying for space to complete their project in a timely manner.…

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  • Persuasive Essay On A Car Accident

    terrible right? Growing up I always heard about car accidents on the news, the radio, and through family members and I would say that I’d never be in one. Well let’s just say anything can happen and it can happen within seconds. I never imagined being in a car accident until the day I actually was in one with my friends. When I was in high school, I got my first car and every morning before leaving for school, my mom would always tell me to “Drive safe, and go straight to school, no stops!” and…

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  • The Fallacies Of False Cause And Accident

    of false cause and accident have in common? Both fallacies of false cause and accident belong to Faulty generalizations mean to reach a conclusion from feeble premises. Contrasting fallacies of significance, in fallacies of faulty induction, the premises are associated with the conclusions yet merely weakly support the conclusions and a faulty generalization is thus formed (Cohen, Copi, & McMahon, 2011). Are they really the same fallacy, are they entirely distinct, or they related in some, but…

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  • Importance Of Accident Investigation

    of prob. Accident Investigation. Direct relationship btwn hazards & accidents. –Accident is the event & associated outcome tht results frm an actualized haz. Near miss is the occurrence of an unplanned event tht did nt result in injury, illness, or damage, but had the potential to do so. Investigation of “near misses” is extremely important. Near miss reportin & investigation facilitates identifyin & controllin hazards before they lead to a more serious incident. Purpose : Determine…

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  • Effects Of Inertia And Car Accidents

    Exp # 1 Title: Inertia and Car accidents. Aim: To find out how inertia plays a part in accidents. Materials: 1.     Wooden ramp, approx 1.5m long and 30cm wide. 2.     Bricks or wooden blocks 3.     2 dynamics, trolleys or toy cars 4.     Plasticine 5.     metre rule Method: 1.     Two plasticine dummies weighing 20g each were made and placed…

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