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National Safety Month Week 2: Preventing Overexertion

Noble McIntyre on June 9, 2011

Sometimes “less is more.” This familiar and well-known phrase originated in the 1855 poem “Andrea del Sarto” by Robert Browning. While the majority of us are not scholars of Browning’s work or poetry in general, we can take a lot out of those three simple words. In particular, we can apply the phrase to our lives every day, whether you are trying to meet deadlines at work or are training for a personal best in your next 5k. Continue reading

Boardwalk and Bounce House Disasters Raise Safety Concerns

Noble McIntyre on June 7, 2011

Fun turned into disaster last week in New Jersey and New York, sparking debate on whether apparently safe activities are indeed secure. On June 3rd, an 11-year-old girl fell 100 feet and died from a Ferris wheel on the Wildwood, NJ boardwalk Morey’s Pier. A Wildwood police captain reported that the Ferris wheel was in motion when the girl fell from the ride’s upper half. The Pier owner stated that cause of the fall is being investigated but there did not appear to be any mechanical problems.  According to a witness, the girl was looking over the ledge, fainted, and fell over. The ride was deemed safe on March 17th when it passed inspection by the state Department of Community Affairs’ division of codes and standards.  Continue reading

Tornado Safety Precautions

Noble McIntyre on June 1, 2011

One of the biggest weather risks that Oklahomans face is the threat of tornadoes. Last week’s outbreak of tornadoes across the state serves as a reminder of how damaging and deadly these weather forces can be. According to, an Oklahoma man attempted to beat the storm home when he was caught by a tornado that took him off his motorcycle and dragged him 15-20 feet across a lawn and pavement. Fortunately, he only suffered some cuts and bruises to his back. The man was aware of the storm, but did not realize there was a tornado until it him. Continue reading

What Every Car Wreck Victim Should Know

Jeremy Thurman on September 2, 2010

If you are an injury victim in an automobile accident, there are several important things to remember.  Several basic concepts can make all the difference if you, your family or friends are hurt and need help.  In this article, I will list the important things to do if you are hurt in a car wreck.

If any party involved in the accident is injured immediately call 911.  The first hour after a car accident is critical and can often mean the difference between life and death.

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