Getting injured on the job or suffering an illness due to a work environment is never a pleasant experience. Those who have been through the difficulties that surround a workplace injury realize that it can sometimes be a long road to recovery.
At the ripe young age of 24, most think they are invincible and look at life and the future as full of endless possibility. For one young North Carolina man, those possibilities ended when he was involved in an accident at a landfill where he was working as a temporary employee back in 2010.
In December, a nine-member Legislative Services Commission was entrusted with launching a study on North Carolina's workers' compensation benefit laws. Depending on the outcome, the state could be looking at either minor or major changes to the current benefits, wages, and tax policies surrounding the benefits.
Sometimes you have to take some risks in life and hope that those risks pay off in the end. Such was the case for one doctor who tried an experimental procedure that he had only heard about (not read about or attempted prior), when he reattached a Navy veteran's arm after seven hours of it being detached.
Local Guilford County school Smith High School appears to present a real danger to all who visit, teach, or attend. The Greensboro high school apparently has "bugs, mice, mold, and sharp metal" protruding around its facilities, especially its athletic facilities.
Hurricane Sandy left an enormous path of destruction in its wake when it hit the East Coast in November. However, one of its most dangerous remnants may be difficult to see and find. Mold has begun to take over the buildings of East Coast cities and cause many illnesses across the devastated areas.
One year ago, the Julian Fire Chief stopped to assist a car on Interstate 85. This night would not be like any other though for the off duty volunteer firefighter from the town 15 miles southeast of Greensboro.