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Ask Dr John Esq – Common Construction Site Injuries

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Construction sites remain an environment where safety and awareness of potential dangers are paramount. Injuries at these locations may be catastrophic. Learn more from Dr. John Naranja, MD. JD.

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Child Car Seats May Not Be Safe As Advertised

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Congressional Investigation Finds Many Booster Seat Makers “Endangered” Children’s Lives After Review of “Meaningless Safety Testing” — ProPublica

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Ask Dr John – Regarding Child Safety Seats

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Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of injury and death among children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 116,000 children were injured in 2017. Of the almost 700 children who died in car crashes, 35% improperly implemented

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Unsafe Work Conditions Lead to Construction Deaths

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There are far too many cases where construction workers never return home after a fatal accident on an unsafe jobsite. The Boston Globe recently covered two more construction deaths that occurred within a few hours of one another in Massachusetts.

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Nightclub Safety Regulations To Be Enforced

Nightclub safety regulations to be enforced.

Reforms were called for by the City Counsel after a woman was abducted from a nightclub and killed last year. This abduction occurred only weeks after another kidnapping took place at a different club.  Now, a guidebook called “Best Practices

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MBTA Safety Issues and Deficiencies

Massachusetts MBTA Red Line train derailed June 11, 2019

Just because the The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a pseudo public entity, it is not relieved from being held accountable to the public when it fails to provide safe transportation services or leaves unreasonably dangerous conditions on its

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10.4% Increase in Traffic Deaths – Are Smartphones To Blame?

man driving distracted with mobile phone and smartphone app

In Massachusetts, the law states drivers must pay attention in order to prevent injury to others. There is no prohibition on cell phone use while driving in New Hampshire. However, all New Hampshire drivers are prohibited from texting, The National

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